Gary Neville has launched a scathing attack on Ralf Rangnick, questioning his tactical choices in the draw with Leicester City.
Manchester United were dealt with a massive blow in their top-four ambitions as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford this weekend.
Heading into this game without Cristiano Ronaldo, who had missed out due to illness, Manchester United looked toothless going forward, with Fred’s quick equaliser in the second half being the only positive.
Reacting in the Sky Sports studio, football pundit Gary Neville did not hold back on his criticism of Manchester United for their performance against Leicester City. He also launched scathing attacks on interim manager Ralf Rangnick, questioning the German for his tactical choices and team selection.
“Manchester United are toothless. It’s pathetically slow. No pace, no tempo. If Leicester had anything about them they’d go and beat Manchester United,” Neville said just after the game, as quoted by Goal.
Despite controlling 54% of possession, the Red Devils were only able to muster five shots on target, only two more than the visitors Leicester City. What truly irked the Manchester United legend, though, was Rangnick’s tactical setup and his questionable team selection, as he urged the German to use Marcus Rashford more often.
“I don’t like the system at all. We saw how Manchester United played with this system at the Etihad. It’s a bit of a mess. Rashford has to come on this pitch. Pogba and Fernandes aren’t centre-forwards,” he said.
Rashford has found himself falling down the pecking order under Rangnick. The gifted attacker has struggled for form and has started in only ten league games for Manchester United this term. It has even led to speculation over his long-term future at the club, amid interest from European giants such as FC Barcelona and Liverpool.
Manchester United’s draw with Leicester City means the Premier League giants are sixth in the league table and have played at least one more game than rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
It essentially means the Red Devils are not the favourite to finish inside the top four anymore and will have to bank on their rivals to slip up if they are to have any hopes of a late turnaround. It will be equally important for Manchester United to secure all three points in their upcoming game against Everton next weekend.