RALF RANGNICK has warned Erik ten Hag that he needs to sort out the team spirit at Manchester United.
Ralf Rangnick reckons Man Utd’s team spirit has been shot since they lost to Atletico MadridCredit: Getty
Rangnick is backing Erik ten Hag to turn things around if he is provided adequate timeCredit: Getty
Rangnick said: “Since the Atletico game we didn’t find our shape or our form again. This has to to do with confidence, also mentality and team spirit.
“For me the biggest disappointment is we didn’t develop a certain team spirit. This is the biggest issue,
“Since Atletico, we have lost confidence energy in the team. Until then we were more stable defensively. This development didn’t happened in a stable way.”
That spirit at the club is so low that the players have even cancelled their annual end of season player of the year awards dinner.
Since losing at home to Atletico on March 15th United have lost four league games drawn two and won only two.
It has left them sixth in the league and in danger of dropping in to the Europa Conference if West Ham win on the final day and United don’t.
Rangnick said: “I think it is a big difference if a club like Manchester United plays in the Europa League rather than the Europa Conference League.
“You could see a club like Frankfurt who finished in lower half of Bundesliga won the Europa League and qualified for the Champions League and this should also be an incentive.”
Rangnick officially hands over the reins of power to former Ajax boss Ten Hag on Monday.
Despite the doom and gloom he believes that he will be taking on a good group of players.
He said: “I still strongly believe there is a core of players who are top, and good enough to play for the club and hopefully most of them will still be here.
“Hopefully if the board and Erik bring in players with the right mentality, I am positive we will be able to put this club not just on the right track but to the top.
“Maybe it will not happen in one transfer window but I am positive in the next two or three.”
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