Manchester United held to a 0-0 draw with Watford, Ralf Rangnick criticizes his team

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick has criticized his team after being held to a goalless draw against Watford in Week 27 at Old Trafford on Saturday, local time.

After the game, Rangnick said it was not the first time the Red Devils had dropped two points when they should have won easily and they had done everything but score.

“It’s another feeling of losing two points that we should have won easily. I think we’ve done everything except score goals,” said Ralf Rangnick as quoted from Sky SportsSunday, February 27.

“We had enough chances to win the game. But we didn’t score and that’s why we, not for the first time, dropped two points in a very important game.”

He said that in the first half, Manchester United had four clear chances which would normally have been converted to at least one or two goals, the same as in the second half.

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes calms his partner, Cristiano Ronaldo, who failed to score against Watford in the Premier League match at Old Trafford Stadium, England, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Craig Brough

After seeing the performances of his players, Rangnick said his side need to improve their efficiency and be clinical when in front of goal.

“In the second half it was similar. In the end it’s about efficiency, about being clinical in front of goal, and it’s not the first time unfortunately,” Rangnick said.

“Apart from that we were in complete control of the game. They had one or two moments, but outside of us we completely dominated the game,” he said.

In the match against Watford, Manchester United recorded 22 shots on goal but only three were on target and controlled 68 percent of possession.

This draw makes Manchester United still in fourth place in the Premier League standings with 47 points. They are only two points clear of Arsenal who still have three games left to play.

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