Luke Shaw and Ralf Rangnick part ways over latest Man Utd failure

Rangnick admitted United “still have a long way to go” to improve and will make no promise that the club will end the season in the top four.

“I cannot give any guarantees,” he said. “Look at the performances today – if I say we’re 10 percent convinced we’ll finish in the top four, I don’t know if people are going to believe it. For me, it’s about getting past the top four. next steps and improve.

“I knew it could and would be difficult, but today’s game showed that we still have a long way to go.

“Today we showed similar problems to the team three or four weeks ago before I arrived. Developing DNA with and without the ball is not an easy task. Today’s game has shown that there are still quite a few steps to be taken to [make]. “

Rangnick’s decision to replace Mason Greenwood – United’s best attacking player on the night – after an hour was greeted with a chorus of boos from the Old Trafford crowd, but the German defended the decision.

“The question was: should I remove Mason or should I remove Edi?” [Edinson Cavani], “he said.” We decided to keep Edi as the more offensive, the more attacking of the two on the pitch. I’m taking Mason out, that was my call. We could have done it in a different way as well, but it shows how much the fans love Mason as a local player and like I said his effort and performance was not exceptional, but at least he was one of the better players today.

“We allowed a goal far too easy – Moutinho could shoot without scoring without pressure”

Rangnick was forced to move to three fullbacks at half-time and match Wolves’ 3-4-3 system in an effort to gain control of the game and denounced his team’s failure to pick up Moutinho at the edge from the penalty area after Phil Jones cleared a cross to Wolves midfielder.

“In the first half we struggled,” he said. “We’ve had too many easy turnovers, too many unforced errors and too many freebies. It didn’t make it easy for us and that’s why we went for a back three. We didn’t play well at all individually or collectively. In the first half, we had big problems keeping them away from our goal.

“The goal we conceded showed our problems defensively. We defended the center but no one was there to block the shot, we gave a goal that was much too easy. Moutinho could shoot without a mark, without a problem, without pressure.

“We didn’t insist at all. We have tried but we have not been able to enter into these urgent situations. We are very disappointed with the result and parts of our performance. The game showed that we still have a lot of work to do.

Moutinho celebrated the goal with rocking action in honor of his new baby boy, Rodrigo, and admitted he needed to shoot more. “I have a baby who is three months old now and the goal is for my wife and two daughters,” he said. “I had to wait nine months and then three more months to be able to have this party, but it’s for them. That’s what I have to do, to shoot more. A nice goal.

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