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Ralf Rangnick Gives Incredibly Honest Interview After Manchester United Draw 1-1 With Young Boys

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Ralf Rangnick Gives Incredibly Honest Interview After Manchester United Draw 1-1 With Young Boys

Ralf Rangnick was full of honesty in his post-match interview after Manchester United drew 1-1 against Young Boys at Old Trafford.

Mason Greenwood scored a superb acrobatic opener nine minutes into Rangnick's second game in charge as interim boss but the visitors equalised in fine fashion through Fabien Rieder's curling strike.

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United had shown plenty of promise in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace but this outing, which saw a slew of fringe players and youngsters such as Charlie Savage, Zidane Iqbal and Teden Mengi feature, didn't make for great viewing.

And the 63-year-old was as real as can be when asked for his thoughts on what he saw on the pitch.

"The first half hour I think we did quite OK, we had a few unforced errors even in those first 30 minutes but at least we had control on the game," Rangnick reflected to BT Sport.

"I think we should have been [a] minimum [of] 2-0 up, we had two great opportunities - one from Amad and the other one from Juan Mata but we didn't score.

"We were a bit sloppy in those situations - we had a third one with Anthony Elanga in the second half.

"After we conceded the equaliser we were not defending high enough, proactive enough and we also could have conceded two or three.

"The good things, quite a few debuts and game-time for players who desperately needed game-time.

"In total, I wouldn't say happy, but it was OK."

Fans loved the refreshing levels of honesty from Rangnick:


Rangnick mentioned the debut for 35-year-old goalkeeper Tom Heaton, which came 20 years after he first joined the club as a youngster.

And there was also a special moment when Robbie Savage was able to announce the arrival of his 18-year-old son Charlie, who replaced Mata alongside long-time friend Iqbal for their debuts.

Charlie signed a professional contract with the Red Devils in April and surpassed his dad, who was on the books of United but never made the grade.

Commentator Darren Fletcher allowed former Wales international Savage to do the honours.

United had already topped their group going into Wednesday night's game and could play Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Sporting CP, Inter Milan, RB Salzburg or Benfica in the round of 16.

Featured Image Credit: Image: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick, Champions League

Josh Lawless
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