Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick believes that players are suffering from a lack of confidence and revealed that the fourth will be a huge achievement. They failed to hold onto their half-time lead and missed out on a chance to go fourth in the Premier League. This was the fourth time in their last six games when they have failed to hold onto their lead.
“Right now, it is exactly what United needs to want. I think this is the highest possible achievement we can get,” Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick said. “The other thing is to hopefully proceed in the Champions League. In the league, it is currently number four that is our target and what we are aiming at. Of course, I know what it takes for next season but that is not the focus at the moment. The only thing to do is to focus on the current squad and then get some answers.”
“It is pretty obvious if you are 1-0 up in 11 out of 13 games and you win half of them and in three consecutive games you concede an equalizer then it also affects the minds of the players,” he added. “They think they should be 2-0 up or 3-0 up and it is 1-1 – it affects the players. We have to be more effective to score the second and third goals and kill the game off. But if it doesn’t happen then we have to be disciplined. You can understand that it affects the confidence of the players. The only thing we can do is speak to the players one by one and explain to them why.”