Since the half-finals in 2011 against FC Barcelona, last time in a Champions League game, did not give a goal shot in a Champions League game, Cristiano Ronaldo Atletico Madrid threw five times out of the competition. On Tuesday evening, there was an unfamiliar damper \ – and thus for Manchester United and coach Ralf Rangnick for the now 37 year old Portuguese.
With a “very good first half”, the 63-year-old was still satisfied with “Prime Video” – “With a high aggressiveness we kept the game in half, as we had imagined”. But then Atletico closed and was therefore allowed to concentrate on managing. What United in the Second Half “became difficult and frustrating”.
His frustration was well able to dub well after playback, even if he did not necessarily believe “that the better team has won” – very well that, “who dominates how hardly any other team”. A teeth-riding praise, if it was meant as a praise.
“We have to win six, maybe seven games”
The fact that the view of the transitional trainer was so shortly after that, but proved his assessment of the coming weeks and months, in which United must only focus on the Premier League. By the way, there is a point behind the fourth placed arsenal, and the Gunners still have three games in the hindquarters.
“For us it is now about playing the season as well as possible,” says Rangnick, who admitted that it will be “hard to reach four place – we know”. In the remaining nine league games, the Red Devils must win, according to their coach “six, maybe seven games. In any case, naturally away against Arsenal. That will be the task now.”