Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick has held no punches in his assessment of his side’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp’s team cruising to victory over their bitter rivals.
Rangnick has been viciously honest in his interviews since he took over the team and that wasn’t about to change tonight as Liverpool made sure it was their biggest win over United at Anfield since 1990.
Rangnick isn’t faultless in any of this but there’s a common consensus that he knows where the problems lie at the club and can only go through the motions until the next manager is appointed. It looks like that’s going to be Ten Hag and he’ll be desperate to get the low-down on United’s underperforming stars from Rangnick – he’ll need it.
"𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗶𝘁'𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴"
Ralf Rangnick pulled no punches in his assessment of Manchester United tonight.
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“It’s embarrassing, it’s completely disappointing, in a way also humiliating,” he told BeIN Sports after the game, as seen above. “But yeah, we just have to accept they are six years ahead of us.
“When you compare that squad that Liverpool has with the one that Jurgen (Klopp) inherited when he came six years ago, I think at the end of his first season they finished 8th, at a points average of 1.6.
“This is roughly where we are right now with our current team. This team needs to be rebuilt, it’s clear. I think, a game like the one today showed that even in a very drastic way that this rebuild is necessary.”
It was another scathing assessment from Rangnick, who seems to be absolutely certain about what needs to be done between now and the start of next season.
There’s no way of knowing if the direction United have chosen to go with is the right one but at least with Rangnick signed up on an advisory role and Erik ten Hag’s appointment seemingly imminent, United fans have something to look forward to.