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EPL: Brighton did Man Utd a favour, team spirit big issue – Rangnick reacts to Palace loss

 


Outgoing interim manager of Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick has admitted he was relieved to have qualified the team for next season’s Europa League.

The Red Devils finished a miserable campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The result saw United finish sixth ahead of West Ham who lost 3-1 to Brighton.

It also ensured they avoided the ignominy of playing in the Europa Conference League next season.

Rangnick said: “Yes, I think Brighton did us the favour to turn the game around because they were losing at halftime.

“They scored three times in the second half and that was the good thing about the weekend and about this fixture.

“We would have loved to take care of ourselves but in a way the game was indicative of the last couple of weeks.”

Rangnick also warned his successor, Erik ten Hag, that he must improve United’s team-spirit.

“Team spirit, yes this is also an issue. I think this team could do with more cohesion, there could be more togetherness on the pitch,” he added.

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