Ralf Rangnick targeted as Wolves set Premier League record at Old Trafford
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been singled out for widespread criticism, after allowing visiting Wolves to set a new Premier League benchmark during the opening 45 minutes of the clash between the sides this evening.
Wolves on top
The Red Devils are of course locked in action at present.
Amid the tense battle for a top-4 berth in the Premier League, Rangnick and co. welcomed the aforementioned Wolves to Old Trafford, eyeing a 2nd win on the bounce.
To this point in proceedings on Monday evening, however, United have done little to prove themselves worthy of as much.
Early in the 2nd-half of action, the scoreline remains locked at 0-0, with visitors Wolves having enjoyed much the better of things.
Wolves have started brightly at Old Trafford…💡
The visitors are on top and almost take the lead through a spectacular effort from Ruben Neves! 😲 pic.twitter.com/46AlDs70Zn
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 3, 2022
In fact, so dominant did Bruno Lage’s men prove over the course of the opening 45 minutes, that they even managed to secure for themselves a piece of Premier League history:
15 – Wolves had 15 shots against Man Utd in the first half – it’s the most on record (since 2003-04) a visiting team has had at Old Trafford in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game. Knocking. #MUNWOL
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 3, 2022
In turn, amid an evening to forget thus far for all associated with United, it should come as little surprise to hear of the club’s boss coming in for heavy criticism online.
Whilst, in truth, his under-performing players must take much of the blame upon themselves, Ralf Rangnick has been slated for what has been widely identified as a tactical disaster-class, with just some of the highlights from across social media showcased below:
Aside from 30 mins against Palace, I haven’t seen United press once under Rangnick so far. Nobody seems on the same wavelength and nobody seems to know how to do basic things, like pass.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) January 3, 2022
Essentially Ralf Rangnick’s tactical innovation so far is a bog standard 4-4-2 which solves none of the preexisting problems, concedes possession, has no room for Fernandes, and is as reliant on individual moments as Solskjaer’s team
— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) January 3, 2022
Ralf Rangnick is fully aware that he’s only in charge for a few months and is guaranteed a cushy job on the board afterwards so he hasn’t even attempted to change Ole’s tactic of ‘Let’s just hope the good lads get a few goals’.
You have to respect it.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 3, 2022
This Rangnick guy is Frank De Boer with 4 wins in the Prem
— – (@ddthots) January 3, 2022
I really trust Rangnick, but these performances are so pathetic man
— Trey (@UTDTrey) January 3, 2022
Rangnick’s football isn’t pressing, it’s depressing.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 3, 2022
If Rangnick really taught Klopp and Tuchel how to coach then clearly both of them weren’t looking on the board.
— Dr Ayigbe Borla Bird 🥷🏾 (@Mr_Ceyram) January 3, 2022
Worst half of football under Ralf Rangnick. No pressing no urgency. Too many disjointed players. Phil Jones and David De Gea can only come out of there with any pride. The rest of them have been fucking shit! #mufc
— SaeedTV (@SaeedTV_) January 3, 2022
Rangnick is a horrific coach
— S (@9squeeze) January 3, 2022
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