FEET ON THE GROUND
Rio Ferdinand has praised interim boss Ralf Rangnick for orchestrating the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but vows to not ‘get carried away’ again.
The German took charge of just one training session before naming his first United team.
And according to legend Ferdinand, Rangnick’s influence is already visible after the win.
But the former captain is keen to not get too carried away over Rangnick like he did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over on a short-term basis.
Ferdinand called for Solskjaer to be given the full-time job after United‘s Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain back in 2019.
United largely controlled the game against Palace as they shaped up with a 4-2-2-2, and the dominating performance was capped off by a Fred wonder strike.
On Rangnick’s influence, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “I think a continuation of what we’ve seen against Palace.
“We won’t get carried away, it’s been one game and maybe a training session. But there were noticeable differences and changes to the team, the structure of it, the way they pressed as a team – that’s the important point.
“Fred with the winner with his right foot, he’s the last person you’d expect to score; Ronaldo tried to header it in on its way in.
“I think Rangnick has come in and you can see the differences in terms of intensity, working from a structure, working from a base.
“He keeps saying he wants to get a good balance between attacking with the ball and without.”