Interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick apologised for Manchester United‘s “humiliating” 4-0 drubbing by Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, a outcome that ended their faint hopes of taking part in within the Champions League subsequent season.
Defeat left United trailing fourth-placed Arsenal by 5 factors. With Rangnick’s crew having only one match left, they can’t end larger than their present sixth place within the standings and all of the groups above them have video games in hand.
In reality, they might end decrease within the standings if they’re leapfrogged by West Ham United, who’re six factors behind them however have two video games in hand.
“It was a horrible efficiency. From the primary till the final minute it was not sufficient. We are able to solely apologise for this efficiency and a humiliating defeat,” stated Rangnick, who will hand over teaching duties to Erik ten Hag on the finish of the season.
United’s 3-0 win over Brentford earlier this week had raised hopes that they may handle to sneak into Europe’s premier membership competitors subsequent season but it surely proved to be a short-lived pipe dream.
“[Monday’s win over Brentford] was a special sport, we simply gave an excessive amount of time and area (to Brighton),” added German Rangnick.
“We had been by no means ready the place we might cease them taking part in via our traces. We informed the gamers be as compact as they might however we could not cease it.”
United have misplaced three of their final 5 league video games, leaking 12 objectives throughout that run. It’s little surprise the Outdated Trafford faithfuls have been left extraordinarily annoyed as United have endured their worst-ever Premier League season for objectives conceded, with the tally standing at 56 thus far.
Whereas defeats in opposition to top-four opposition Liverpool and Arsenal weren’t that stunning, the rout they suffered at Brighton left United’s followers so offended that they chanted “you are not match to put on the shirt” throughout Saturday’s match.
“What we did immediately, what I did immediately, was not sufficient to be in a Manchester United shirt and I settle for it,” midfielder Bruno Fernandes informed Sky Sports activities.
His supervisor added: “In video games like immediately and at Everton [when we were beaten 1-0, there was a lack of energy and aggression. In the first three or four months we were on the right pathway, but in the last four weeks we have been really poor.”