Manchester United should focus on improving as a team and not put too much emphasis on individual performance as they seek a change in form, their interim manager Ralph Rangnick said ahead of Thursday’s Premier League game at home to Burnley. said. United could only manage a 1-1 draw after finishing second at Newcastle United on Monday, with center backs Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane widely criticized.
“Rafa didn’t play for five or six weeks… Yes, he made a mistake before the first goal which we admitted, but other than that I think he was fine. I wouldn’t say he was excellent, and so was Harry, but he did just fine,” Rangnik told reporters on Wednesday.
“I don’t think it makes sense to talk about individual performances of players, we need to get better as a team.”
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Asked if he is satisfied with United’s progress, Rangnik said: “Absolutely not. Every aspiring coach, and there is no difference between other coaches in that field and me, wants to move fast and take big steps forward.”
“To do that you need to be able to train and, as you know, we had to close Carrington (the training ground) for four days … (the Newcastle game) was a negative surprise by the way We played with respect to the pace of the game, the pace of the game and the physicality.”
United centre-back Viktor Lindelof will miss a Burnley game due to COVID-19 while midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been suspended after taking a fifth yellow card of the season at Newcastle.
United, unbeaten under Rangnik with two wins and two draws, are seventh in the standings with 28 points from 17 matches, seven points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, but with two games in hand.
Third-bottom Burnley have 11 points from 15 games, two points behind Watford in the safety zone, but with two games in hand.