28 Dec 2021 | 06:12 | Football
At St James’ Park, MU had one of its worst matches this season.
The Red Devils even let Newcastle sit at the bottom of the Premier League table and concede the most goals, taking the lead in the 7th minute when Allan Saint-Maximin punished Raphael Varane’s hesitation.
Before having to take a break (postponing 2 matches) because of the Covid-19 outbreak at Old Trafford, MU revealed incompetence in the minimum win against Norwich. And in the first half with Newcastle, despite holding the ball to 70%, Ralf Rangnick’s team was still not better at all.
After the break, coach Rangnick brought Jadon Sancho and Cavani on to the field and it was the Uruguayan striker who saved MU from losing with an equalizer in the 70th minute.
MU playing like this is indeed very worrying for Ralf Rangnick, even earning a place in the Champions League next season is difficult.
After the game, he told Sky Sports: “I didn’t like the performance at all. Except for a few moments, today MU did not control the game. Luckily we got one point but the form clearly needed to be different.
Our biggest problem is the mistakes we make. Even with the equalizer, we still haven’t really controlled the game and made the right decisions. Today, the problem was not the squad, but that we were not aggressive enough.
In 3 days we have the next match. We can do better and must do better. There’s no excuse for today’s match. I am not satisfied with the way the team performed against Newcastle, both the way they handled the ball and the ability to press, really lack of energy.