(Reuters) – Manchester United must focus on bettering as a team and not place an excessive amount of emphasis on particular person performances as they search a turnaround in type, their interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick mentioned forward of Thursday’s Premier League recreation at dwelling to Burnley.
United may solely handle a 1-1 draw after being outplayed at second-backside Newcastle United on Monday, with centre backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane broadly criticised.
“Rapha hasn’t performed for 5 – 6 weeks… sure, he made a mistake earlier than the primary aim that we conceded, however aside from that I feel he was okay. I would not say he was excellent, and the identical with Harry, however they did okay,” Rangnick informed reporters on Wednesday.
“I do not suppose it is sensible to discuss the person efficiency of gamers, we have to get better as a team.”
The German added that he had not made the sort of affect he would have appreciated since taking up https://www.reuters.com/life-style/sports activities/manchester-united-appoint-german-rangnick-interim-supervisor-2021-11-29 on the finish of November because of the COVID-19 state of affairs on the membership in current weeks.
Asked he was happy with United’s progress, Rangnick mentioned: “Of course not. Every bold coach, and there is not any distinction between different coaches and myself in that space, needs to take quicker steps and bigger steps ahead.
“In order to do this you want to have the ability to prepare and, as you realize, we needed to shut Carrington (coaching floor) for 4 days… (the Newcastle recreation) was a unfavorable shock the way in which we performed as regards to recreation velocity, recreation tempo and physicality.”
Unied centre again Victor Lindelof will miss the Burnley recreation resulting from COVID-19 whereas midfielder Bruno Fernandes is suspended after choosing up a fifth yellow card of the season at Newcastle.
United, unbeaten underneath Rangnick with two wins and two attracts, are seventh within the standings with 28 factors from 17 video games, seven factors off fourth-positioned Arsenal however with two video games in hand.
Third-bottom Burnley have 11 factors from 15 matches, two factors behind Watford within the security zone however with two video games in hand.
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)