Champions League: They Don’t Obey Instructions – Rangnick Slams Man Utd Players


Ralf Rangnick has slammed Manchester United players for not obeying instructions during their 1-1 with Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The German said it was annoying that the players did not play exactly the way he told them to play against the Swedes with the players ignoring his instructions to play more direct football.

Manchester United had booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners.

So the German manager decided to name a heavily rotated side at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Mason Greenwood fired United ahead in the first half but the Red Devils gave possession away to the visitors on the edge of their own box just before half-time, with Fabian Rieder curling in a superb effort to secure a 1-1 draw.

The German coach was far from happy with the passage of play that preceded the equaliser.

Speaking to BT Sport afterwards, Rangnick explained, “What was really a little bit annoying was the way that we also gave the goal away, because we played too many balls into the first line of their pressing area.

“And this was also the case with the goal that we conceded. We could have cleared the ball easily and whenever we played the ball into the second or third line, we were always dangerous.

“I told them that before the game but they still played in that situation, the ball a five-metre pass and [Young Boys] were just waiting for that ball. It was more or less a pressing invitation that we sent.”


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