Rangnick rues dropped points

Saturday 26 February 2022 19:03

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick says the Reds are "hurt" over an important two points dropped, following the 0-0 draw with Watford in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

The Reds dominated proceedings throughout but struggled to find the cutting edge to dispatch the visitors and claim the victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo struck the post and had a goal chalked off for offside in the first half, and as the second period went on United threw players forward in the hope of finding a winner, but unfortunately to no avail.

Here’s what Rangnick had to say to MUTV, and other media, after the match…

Ralf: We had great chances Video

Ralf: We had great chances

Ralf Rangnick feels that United created enough opportunities to beat Watford...


“We did everything apart from scoring. We have to take the result, it is difficult to win the game. We were in full control for almost the whole game, they had hardly any counter attacks apart from the last five minutes. Apart from that, we were in total control of the game.”


“We had enough chances. In the first half we had four clear opportunities that normally would have been enough to score one or two goals. In the second half there were similar. It is about efficiency, about being clinical in front of goal and this is not for the first time unfortunately but apart from that we were in true control of the game, dominated the game."


“Our job as coaches is to help the team create enough chances. If we only had two or three opportunities in the game we could ask ourselves, well what can we do to create more chances but I think the number of clear chances we had today has to be enough to win a game like this.”


“Of course I thought it was possible, and we had all the offensive players on the pitch, apart from Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata, who normally belong to the attacking department.”

Watford: Rangnick's post-match press conference Video

Watford: Rangnick's post-match press conference

See what Ralf said about the Reds' dominant performance - and frustrating result - against Watford...


“Well, it feels once again like two points dropped, we should have easily won. We had enough chances in both halves to win that game, but we didn't and, not for the first time, we dropped two points in a very important game.”


“There is nothing else that we can do now. We have to work hard in order to get ready and prepare ourselves for the derby next Sunday, but those two points that we dropped here today, they hurt. We will start [preparing for the City game] at the beginning of next week. But right now, it feels awful, and as I said it’s not the first time that we dropped two valuable points.”