A win over Brighton & Hove Albion, according to Ralf Rangnick, might change the course of Manchester United’s season.
The Reds are coming off three consecutive 1-1 draws, and the German confesses that his players’ confidence has suffered as a result.
United have only lost one of their past 12 Premier League games, but our interim manager believes that allowing leads to slip against Burnley and Southampton has harmed morale.
“Obviously, when you’re up 1-0 in three games in a row and then allow an equalizer, that affects the players’ minds,” Ralf stated.
“They believe we should have been 2-0 or 3-0 up and now it’s 1-1,” says the coach. It goes without saying that this has an impact on the players’ psyche.
“They are not robots; they are human beings.”
The manager disclosed that the matter had been discussed with psychologist Sascha Lense, and that the players will be spoken to one-on-one in order to enhance game management.
“You shouldn’t be as we were against Burnley, Boro, or Southampton if you concede,” Rangnick continued.
“Everyone can see how conceding an early goal [after half-time] impacts the players’ confidence, and yes, of course, I spoke with Sascha about it.” The only thing we can do is talk to each player individually and as a group about how we can score a second or third goal.”
On a more optimistic note, despite recent difficulties, United is producing enough chances to assist us score numerous goals.
Last weekend, United had an xG of 2.53, compared to Southampton’s 0.71, and had over 50 shots in the two games before it, against Middlesbrough (FA Cup) and Burnley (Premier League) (Premier League).
“The first is that we need to be more effective in order to score a second and third goal and effectively end the game.” “This is number one,” Rangick declared.
“We give ourselves plenty of opportunities to do so.” Even if this does not occur, simply stick to the game plan, be steady, and tactically disciplined.
“This is the other issue we must address, and this is what I mean when I say we must take the next step.”