Ralf Rangnick's shock Manchester United admission

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Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has admitted he recently thought Manchester United were the "worst team he has ever coached", and explained why.

Earlier in March, the Red Devils were emphatically beaten 4-1 by Manchester City, with United receiving harsh criticism from some pundits who felt their performance in the match was "embarrassing".  

However, the 20-time English champions bounced back with a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, with Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick proving decisive as they kept their hopes of a top-four finish alive in a bid to qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.

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With United set to lock horns with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, Rangnick has now shared a damning verdict he had of his team after that City defeat, and how that has already changed.

"This is what I also like about this club," the 63-year-old said when asked if the Red Devils could win the UCL, per the Daily Post Nigeria.  

"On Sunday, I almost felt like we were at a funeral, that it was already dead.

"I felt like it's the worst team I ever coached. 

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"And after the 3-2 win against Tottenham, we're discussing about our chances to win the Champions League.  

"Ask me that question should we reach the final of the Champions League, then you can ask me that question again."

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