New Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has what will make two of his players bounce in confidence.
United’s new German interim manager marked his debut last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Rangnick’s post-match analysis was packed with loaded information but his comments on Fred and Scott McCtominay were particularly worth a note.
“If you play the way that we played today, with regard to intensity, being on the front foot, playing very proactively, and having four offensive players ahead of Scotty and Fred – with Jadon [Sancho], Bruno [Fernandes], Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Marcus [Rashford] – it’s highly important that you have players who are very disciplined, who are proactively aggressive against the ball,” Rangnick said after the game, as per Metro.
“And both Scotty and Fred are almost perfect defensively on that. They did one or two or three mistakes, especially in the first half there were two square passes – one from Scott, one from Fred.
“I don’t like those kinds of balls in midfield in those positions. But overall, when the other team is in possession of the ball, both Fred and Scotty, they are almost perfect for that kind of football,” the former RB Leipzig manager concluded.
Coming up next for the Red Devils is UEFA Champions League action at home to Swiss giants Young Boys.