Latest news: Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has expressed his frustration after conceding an inane goal against Burnley.
The Red Devils have managed to come away with all three points against Burnley after beating the Clarets by 3-1. Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two of the goals and another one came from the opposition defender Ben Mee. But, the visitors scored one back before the interval with the help of an error from Eric Bailly.
Speaking with the club’s media after the game, quoted by Express, Ralf Rangnick revealed that he was angry at the Ivorian defender for giving away an inane goal. The German boss also said that the Ivorian defender should have cleared the ball rather than trying to keep the possession. Rangnick said:
“Even before I came, there was no doubt about the qualities the team has offensively, we just need to make sure that we concede as few goals as possible. I’m a little bit angry about the goal we conceded and that again was an unforced error. No, it was a forced error, not an unforced error, that put us under pressure.
“In that case, Eric [Bailly], it was one of very few mistakes he made today. He should have kicked the ball and played it forward rather than do a short pass. It was a very similar goal to the one we conceded against Young Boys in the Champions League and we just have to learn from that. It doesn’t mean if you’re a technical team, it doesn’t mean, in certain circumstances, we just have to play the long ball.”
Latest news: Will Manchester United defender Eric Bailly be able to rectify his mistakes?
Latest news: Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has shown glimpses of his talent in some situations but the Ivorian is very error-prone to play regular first-team football at any top-level club. The 27-year-old has made three starts in the Premier League this campaign and in two of those games, he made errors that led to goals.
So, the centre-back will have to rectify his mistakes in order to make a place in the starting eleven at the Red Devils. Meanwhile, the defender is quick, comfortable with the ball and also excellent in the air, therefore, he has every attribute to become a world-class centre-back. But, if he continues to make mistakes then the Ivorian might not get as much game time as he would have hoped for before signing the contract extension.
The Red Devils displayed a promising display against Burnley on Thursday night and they will be looking to keep their winning run going when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next game on Monday night.
Ralf Rangnick made six changes against the Clarets and it will be interesting to see if he will keep his winning formation intact or bring Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford back who haven’t had a great time in recent games.