Ralf Rangnick

Football   |   December 7, 2021

Ralf Rangnick Enjoys a Victorious Start at Old Trafford: Man Utd 1-0 C Palace

Manchester United’s new manager, Ralf Rangnick, enjoyed a successful first day 1 -0 victory against Crystal Palace at the helm of his new club. The German is the successor to the late Ole Gunnar Solskjær and has been handed the squad after Michael Carrick, the caretaker manager, stepped down last week.

Manchester United’s players celebrate after Fred scored against Crystal Palace, securing the first home clean sheet of the campaign since their last 4 – 1 victory against Newcastle United on 11th September. It was quite a surprise for Ralf Ragnick how the squad adapted to his new methods.

The Red Devils have won their two previous games and had a single draw under caretaker boss Michael Carrick who took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been the boss at Old Trafford since 19th December 2018 without winning a single trophy. 

Later, Michael Carrick stepped down, and the club will be hoping to build on that form under Ralf Ragnick, who signed a six-month contract with them. Manchester United still maintains an unbeaten record in the Premier League and Champions League since under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

Previous Results for the Red Devils and the Eagles 

In the UEFA Champions League group, the Red Devils won 2-0 against Villareal in their previous match at ‘Estadio de la Cerámica.’ They had also drawn 1-1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier before their match with Arsenal, in which they won 3 – 2 under Michael Carrick.

On the other hand, Crystal Palace has had a tough previous schedule after losing two matches to Aston Villa and Leeds United. The Eagles also drew 3 – 3 with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Manchester United Vs. Crystal Palace | Premier League Match Highlights

Despite having lost the last two games, Patrick Vieira’s men came to Old Trafford on their Sundays’ matchday with a lot of confidence. However, they could not keep that momentum going as they lost 1-0 to Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick becomes the first German manager to win his first match in the competition and 6th to manage in the English Premier League.

A stunning late-winning goal from Fred saw Crystal Palace fall to defeat against The Red Devils, despite a spirited defensive display by the Eagles at Old Trafford. The Brazilian scored twice this season in the 12 Premier League matches. 

The Red Devils started well on the front foot and pressed hard on the Eagles in the first half and had chances to score but could not capitalize on them as they struggled to break down the stubborn defense. After the break, United continued to dominate possession and created several more opportunities, but none were converted into goals. 

The Red Devils dropped off after the half-hour mark, and Patrick Vieira’s side settled into the match as they began to play it longer rather than building from the back. They should have taken the lead in the 75th minute when Marc Guehi’s header found Jordan Ayew at the back-post, but the Ghanaian’s effort went wide of the post.

Moments later, they did manage to get one goal, though, when Mason Greenwood passed the ball with his left foot to Fred. The Brazilian stroke curling shot past Vicente Guaita, sending Manchester United to sixth position in the Premier League standings as Crystal Palace sits in the 13th position.

Ralf Rangnick Was Satisfied Following His First Win as Manchester United Interim Manager Against Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick secured the perfect start to his reign as Manchester United interim manager as his side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford. The energy and intensity shown by the players by controlling the game most of the time impressed the German interim manager. 

The German football manager set up a 4-2-2-2 line-up formation with Cristiano Ronaldo collaborating with Marcus Rashford. Alex Telles, the full-back, also provided an important role under the new boss despite the side’s performance falling off in the second half. 

Ralf Ragnick was happy and praised Fred as a fantastic player when he found the ball inside the net using the right foot. He thought the Brazilian could only shoot using his right foot. What Fred and Scott McTominay did was what the team needed. 

Manchester United is playing and hosting Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday 6 of 6 on 8th December and Norwich City on 11th Saturday in the Premier League.