Outgoing Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has given an honest verdict about his tenure at the club.
The German arrived at the club to take over the reins on an interim basis following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but failed to turn the fortunes as he admitted that he should have done better.
“We never came near to that aggressive, pro-active football I’d normally want to do. It has to do with physicality if you want to play like that. I should have done better and developed this team in a more sustainable way,” he said ahead of the club’s final game against Crystal Palace.
Much of the talk about his play has been on Cristiano Ronaldo who many claimed had not been pressing enough in games but Rangnick refused to blame the Portuguese.
“I am not blaming Cristiano at all, he did great in games, but he is not a pressing monster. Even when he was young, he wasn’t shouting, ‘The other team has the ball, where can we win balls?’
“It was the same with quite a few other players so we had to make compromises at one stage. We never found the right balance between what do we need with the ball and without the ball.”
United will be taking Palace on Sunday with incoming manager Erik ten Hag expected to be in attendance.