Ralf Rangnick apologises to Manchester United fans for terrible display


Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has sent a message to the supporters after the side's terrible performance in the defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Red Devils are officially set to finish with their worst points tally in Premier League history after their 4-0 defeat to Brigton on Saturday.

Rangnick pulled no punches out the side's display at the AMEX Stadium, which has left them fighting to secure a Europa League spot in the final three games.

When asked if it was the worst display of his tenure to date, Rangnick told Sky Sports: "Yes, it was from the first to the last minute.

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"We were second best. We can only apologise to the supporters. It was a terrible performance and a humiliating defeat.

"We gave them too much time, too much space. We couldn't get into a position to stop them playing through our lines. The game plan was completely different. We told the players to be as compact as possible and then to release pressure on them. We couldn't stop them.

"I don't think the players ignored the game plan but they weren't able to stop them. We gave them too much space and time. When you give technically good players this space, this is what can happen.

"In the second half we took the risk to bring on Cavani to play as a second striker, but in hindsight it was too much of a risk to play in a 4-4-2 against them but we had to change the energy. Today we were second best.

"As a team we didn't defend at all. We couldn't stop them."

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