Manchester United fell to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Wolves in their Premier League encounter Monday, and interim boss Ralf Rangnick was not impressed by his players
Manchester United’s stuttering Premier League campaign continued on Monday as the Red Devils fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves.
Joao Moutinho fired Wolves to a first win at Old Trafford since 1980 as Ralf Rangnick’s unbeaten start to life as Manchester United ’s interim manager came to an end.
The game had plenty of talking points, including Phil Jones’ long-awaited return and United’s captaincy.
And following the result, interim Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick was very critical of his side.
It all comes as Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the extreme lengths he is prepared to go to in order to remain at the top.
Wolves talking points
It was a disjointed performance from United as they fell to a disappointing defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford.
Wolves were the better side for much of the game and ultimately claimed a deserved three points when Moutinho delightfully rifled home a low right-footed shot from the edge of the box after Adama Traore’s cross was cleared.
The game had plenty of flashpoints, and Mirror Football has a round-up of all the key moments from the game, including the United captaincy situation and Mason Greenwood’s controversial substitution.
United flops slammed
Interim United boss Ralf Rangnick was not happy with his side’s performance following the 1-0 loss to WOlves.
Rangnick arrived at Old Trafford with a reputation for his sides playing intense, pressing football.
And the German criticised the amount of pressure put on Moutinho as he struck the winner as he slammed his players for giving up pressing the opposition after just ten minutes.
He also explained his second-half tactical switch which almost led to Bruno Fernandes scoring.
Ronaldo’s dedication comes to light
Cristiano Ronaldo has gone to extreme lengths to stay at the top of his game – by purchasing a state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber tank that’s not widely available in the UK.
The Portuguese star will have been left frustrated by the result against Wolves, despite his 47 goals scored across all competitions last year.
But, famed for his impressive physique alongside his dazzling skills with the ball, Ronaldo will hope his new putchase can help him recover more quickly from training and matches.
And the United no. 7 also hopes the new investment can keep him out of the treatment room as he bids to help the Red Devils turn their season around.