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I didn’t like the performance – Rangnick slams Man Utd players after Newcastle draw


Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has said he did not like his team’s performance against Newcastle United on Monday night.

The Red Devils went behind, thanks to a sensational Allan Saint-Maximin goal, before Edinson Cavani came off the bench to equalize.

Rangnick was left unimpressed by his player’s lack of energy and failure to win the second balls.

He told Sky Sports after the game at St James’ Park: “I didn’t like the performance at all. Today we didn’t control the game apart from very few moments. It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins the second balls. In all those areas we weren’t at our best. The good thing is we got a point but the performance needs to be better.”

When asked if he would stick with his 4-2-2-2 formation Rangnick replied: “I don’t know. Today it was not a question of formation – it was a question of how aggressive we were, in those areas we need to get better.

“In three days we have the next game, at home to Burnley, then Wolves at home. We can do better, I know the players can, but we have to do it. We shouldn’t look for excuses – we need to be better and get more physical. I was not happy with our performance with the ball or when we had to press. It’s about what kind of energy mode we play with the ball and without the ball.”I

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