Ralf Rangnick credits improved second-half performance for Manchester United’s win over Brentford
According to the club’s official website, Ralf Rangnick feels Manchester United’s Premier League match against Brentford was a game of two halves.
The Red Devils laboured in the first half against an invigorated Bees team that looked up for the game. While we may have gone into halftime with a one-goal lead due to Anthony Elanga, the performance was far from satisfactory.
Rangnick agrees that modifications were required at halftime to correct the situation. It appeared to have worked, as the Red Devils displayed greater determination and skill in the second half. Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford each scored to lead the Red Devils to a 3-1 victory.
“Obviously we had to change a few things and the first half we were not good in almost all aspects of the game – sloppy passing, not strong enough in the 50/50 situations, and we gave away almost every second ball.” said the united boss.
The manager of the Red Devils feels his team’s urgency in the second half made a difference. Man United shut down Brentford deep in their own half and appeared more tactically adept after the interval. They performed a better job of shutting passing lanes and taking up the proper positions on the counterattack.
Rangnick went on to laud two Manchester United players for their contributions to the victory. David de Gea and Scott McTominay were both outstanding on the occasion.
In the first half, the Spanish goalkeeper kept Brentford at bay. He seemed to have recovered his best self, and long may it last. Meanwhile, McTominay returned to the starting lineup and demonstrated the leadership and enthusiasm he provides to the middle of the field.
The win was Man United’s 300th away victory in the Premier League.
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