Man Utd manager Ralf Rangnick praises four players after Burnley victory

Ralf Rangnick's Manchester United slipped past Burnley at Old Trafford

Ralf Rangnicks Manchester United slipped past Burnley at Old Trafford (Photo: MUTV)

Ralf Rangnick praised four Manchester United players after his team came back to win the Premier League against Burnley.

United were heavily criticized for their under-par performance in a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Newcastle United earlier this week, but delivered a better display to defeat Sean Dyches Burnley 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay fired the red devils in front with an early shot from the edge of the box and Ben Mee’s unlucky own goal got Rangnick’s team taken over.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th goal of the season before Aaron Lennon scored a consolation goal before the break, with United moving back into the top six and within touching distance of top-four rivals Arsenal and West Ham.

Rangnick was pleased with Manchester United’s performance just three days after they were subdued at St James’ Park and praised Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

“As expected, it was a very tough physical battle against a team that plays very physically,” United’s interim manager told Amazon Prime.

‘We also showed the qualities we have in our team. It was important today to raise energy levels.

United proved too strong for Sean Dyches Burnley

United proved too strong for Sean Dyches Burnley (Photo: Getty)

– The whole team’s performance was much better, I was satisfied with our winger’s performance. Jadon did well and Mason. Eddie and Cristiano, the work effort was fantastic. ‘

Manchester United’s victory leaves the side level on points with West Ham in fifth place and four behind Arsenal in fourth place. defending champions and runaway leaders Manchester City this weekend.

Asked whether it is the minimum requirement for United this season to become number four, Rangnick added: ‘I would not say that.

‘It’s about taking the next stages of development. Now eight games in a row without defeat. It’s about taking the next steps. ‘

McTominay, who was named the player of the match at Old Trafford, has urged his team-mates to ‘get back to basics’ in 2022 as they look set to rebuild under Rangnick and enjoy a better second half of the season.

“We need to do more and hopefully we can do that by 2022,” said the Scottish midfielder. “It’s about adapting to new methods.

‘We have to go back to the basics of football. We have to tackle, we have to run, we have to create.

‘If we do not run and compete in the first 15 minutes, it will be difficult, regardless of the quality of our forward players.

‘An old cliché in football. We are in a period of transition, we can not look too far ahead in terms of ambitions and goals.

‘We want to enjoy football that is too much negativity and if you enjoy it, you end up playing well.’

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