Manchester United starts the Ralf Rangnick era with a win

Manchester United VS Crystal Palace
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Manchester United have started a new chapter under the new manager, Ralf Rangnick. Last night, Manchester United won against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. With this match, Ralf Rangnick has started a new mission for Manchester United.

The Red Devils climb up to 6th place on the point table after the match against Crystal Palace. They are now looking forward to the next clash in the UEFA Champions League with Young Boys.

Match Review

Manchester United welcomed Crystal Palace at Old Trafford last night, where they beat the visitors by only one goal. Manchester United midfielder Fred scored the only goal in this game that secured the three points for the Red Devils.

It was the first match under the new interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. He officially took charge of this club on Friday. However, Ralf played his team with a 4-2-3-1 formation in the first few minutes. Then he changed the formation to 4-2-2-2. On the other side, Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira set up his team formation with 4-3-3. Zaha, Benteke, and Ayew played as the front three.

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Manchester United were very dominant in the first half. They kept 67% possession in the first half. The home team played a very high pressing game against Crystal Palace. But, both Manchester United and Crystal Palace could not score in the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, the visitors tried to get the ball. They had a few chances to score in this match but couldn’t score. Manchester United could concede a goal, but Jordan Ayew’s shot slightly misses the net in the second half. Moreover, Manchester United took the lead as Fred scored with a bullet shot in the 77th minute of the game. Mason Greenwood passed the ball to Fred, and he took a shot outside of the box, which found the net.

Both teams couldn’t score in the remaining minutes. As a result, Manchester United won the match by 1-0. Moreover, Manchester United has kept the first home clean sheet since 2019. They are now one point behind Tottenham.

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The Manchester United manager has had a conference with the club media after the match. He was pleased with the team’s performance. Ralf Rangnick said,

Overall, I’m happy. I’m positively surprised how many things they brought on the pitch, bearing in mind we had not even a full training session yesterday. We had a few conversations with players individually and with the group of players. The first half-hour was amazing, I thought, with high speed, high intensity, high tempo. We were always on the front foot during the game and the only thing missing in that part of the game was missing scoring one, two or even three goals. In the end, we scored a beautiful goal by Fred with his strong right foot.