Ralf: I’m still positive about the future

Sunday 08 May 2022 11:00

Manchester United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick has suggested that the difficult season the Reds have had will not define the club’s future.

Speaking during his press conference following our defeat away at Brighton, the German pointed to the positives on the horizon.

Rangnick was optimistic about the impact incoming manager Erik Ten Hag will have and also added that he can “fully trust the board” to make the changes needed for better results next term.

“This has to be done at the end of the season,” he said. “I’m still very positive that with Erik Ten Hag we have a top manager next season and I’m also pretty sure the board has already made some changes and there will be more changes to come in the summer.

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“I’m still positive that we can change the whole issue and show a completely different face next season and this is important, not only for our fans but also for the image of the whole club.

He added: “If there is one good thing that we realise, it's that there is a lot of space for improvement and that we need some changes.”

On Saturday's result against the Seagulls, Ralf said: “We knew from our first game that we played [against them] at home that Brighton are a very flexible, technical team. Always trying to play through your lines and to be creative. So we knew that it was not enough to just enjoy yourself in possession of the ball.

“The problem was we were not that often in possession of the ball. In order to be in possession we should have won the ball, but we gave them far too much space and time.

“After a performance like that I’m not the kind of person who is looking for excuses or alibis, this was just not good enough and I can only, once again, say [an] apology to our supporters and to everybody who is taking care of this club.”