Ralf Rangnick apologizes for Manchester United’s ‘terrible’ performance because they were ‘humiliated’ in Brighton | Football news

Ralf Rangnick apologized to Manchester United fans after saying his “terrible” side was “humiliated” in the 4-0 defeat by Brighton.

Brighton smashed United at Amex Stadium to ensure the visitors finished the season with the worst number of points in the Premier League era.

Asked if the performance was the worst in his tenure, Rangnick said Sky Sports: “Yes, it was from the first to the last minute.

“We were second best. We can only apologize to the fans. It was a terrible show and a humiliating defeat.

We gave them too much time, too much space. We couldn’t get in a position to stop them from playing through our lines. The game plan was completely different. We told the players to be as compact as possible and then to release the pressure on them. We couldn’t stop them. .

“I don’t think the players neglected the game plan, but they failed to stop them. We gave them too much space and time. When you give technically good players this space, it can happen.

“In the second half we took the risk of bringing Cavani to play as the second striker, but looking back, it was too much of a risk to play against them 4-4-2, but we had to change the energy. Today we had to change the energy. We were second best.

“As a team, we didn’t defend at all. We couldn’t stop them.”

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Manchester United fans crowded the away side at Amex, but their anger towards the team was easy to hear after conceding the fourth goal, shouting en masse: “You’re not capable of wearing a shirt.”

Asked about the chanting, captain Bruno Fernandes agreed with the fans.

He said Sky Sports: “What we did, and that alone, was not enough to be in the Manchester United jersey. I accept that.”

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes claims he agrees with Brighton fans who sang ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ on the United team during the 4-0 defeat by Brighton.

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Lewis Jones of Sky Sports at Amex:

“Pascal Gross should not be able to take a mickey out of Manchester United.

“He’s a good player, don’t get me wrong – and one who has progressed under Graham Potter – but he’s unrestricted in his country and most Premier League football fans wouldn’t notice him passing him on the street. But he plays for football. a club with a clear identity that thrives as a unit which in turn makes players thrive wearing Brighton colors.

“This brilliant Brighton team is all this United is not. Well-trained, well-trained, full of desire, full of skill and full of confidence in their approach. When their manager speaks, they probably listen. When Ralph Rangnick tells his Manchester United players what their they seem to have a strange habit of staring into space.

“And here Gross was at Amex and played with Manchester United with his team with an incredible 4-0 result in a Premier League match. He has already sent Raphael Varane – World Cup and Champions League winner without a doubt – to a hot dog with a beautiful doll before than he finished in the finish next to David de Gee and scored 3-0.But then he turned on the ultimate mode of humiliation for the guests, enjoying the “Ole’s” from the home crowd and produced two Cruyff turns past Brazilian international Fred on the out line before which passed through the feet of Diogo Dalot to the complete joy of the mad house believer.

“A moment later, De Gea decided to take 30 seconds longer than usual from the goal. Wasting time in a 4-0 defeat. Limiting damage at 4-0 less. New low? We bet it is.”

What’s next?

Brighton travel to Leeds in their penultimate Premier League this season on May 15 (starting at 2 p.m.). They then end the campaign at home in West Ham seven days later (starting at 4 p.m.).

Manchester United have one more match left from the Ralph Rangnick era. They travel to Crystal Palace on May 22 (starting at 4 p.m.).

The rest of Brighton’s game

May 15 – Leeds

May 22 – West Ham (h)

The remaining games of Man Utd

May 22 – Crystal Palace (s)

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