Ralf Rangnick has echoed Rio Ferdinand’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ issues surrounding Manchester United after the interim boss mirrored on the Pink Devils’ morale-boosting victory over Brighton.
United spent the length of the primary half at Previous Trafford beneath the cosh, with Graham Potter’s swashbuckling Seagulls placing the Champions League hopefuls on the again foot all through.
Nonetheless, United got here out firing within the second half, with strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes clinching an enormous three factors and transferring the Pink Devils into fourth place.
Ralf Rangnick has echoed Rio Ferdinand’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ issues about Man United
United had gone three video games with out victory previous to Tuesday night time’s win, with sturdy first halves adopted by insipid second half showings rising as a regarding sample.
It had led United legend Rio Ferdinand to label his former aspect as displaying ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ traits.
He stated after United’s draw with Burnley: ‘It was a Jekyll and Hyde efficiency; the primary half was actually good, leaving you wanting extra.
United bounced again from a poor first half with objectives from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes serving to the Pink Devils to victory over Brighton
Contrasting performances both aspect of the break have grow to be a theme and Rangnick acknowledged this on Tuesday night time
‘Within the second half, you’re pondering ‘the place’s the vitality? Urgency? The place’s that combat and that grit?’
And now, interim boss Rangnick has echoed Ferdinand’s feedback concerning his aspect’s contrasting performances both aspect of the half time break, though on Tuesday United managed to complete the sport strongly after a poor begin.
‘First half was Mr Hyde, second half Dr Jekyll and for a change it (the end result) was completely different,’ he informed BBC Sport. ‘In the long run it was essential to get the three factors towards an in type crew.
“We realised that that they had too typically possession of the ball and will solely intercept in few conditions. Ought to we alter to a formation to again three? We determined to stay to 4-2-3-1 with extra danger and it paid off.
United legend Rio Ferdinand had first raised the priority after United’s draw towards Burnley
‘Within the first 10 minutes of the second half we had extra success moments and it raised the group, they weren’t moaning and had been getting behind the crew.
‘I can perceive if it feels to them like Brighton have 60% possession, that isn’t what they wish to see.’
Rangnick will hope that his aspect’s victory will see them kick on now with a vital stretch of the season forward. United tackle Leeds this weekend earlier than travelling to Spain to face Atletico Madrid within the last-16 of the Champions League.
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