Football NewsRalf Rangnick urges Manchester United players to prove they’re not mentally weak
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Manchester United are aiming to finish in the top four in the PL but have lost ground in the race.


What did Ralf say?

Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick called out his players to prove to the media and their supporters that they are not mentally weak. Manchester United have been accused of having mentality issues amid yet another tough season for the club. Man Utd fell out of the race for a top-four finish by winning just one of their last five PL games and crashing out of the Champions League.

But the German urged his players to rise to the occasion to have a strong finish to the season. Ralf Ragnick told the club’s website that it’s not just at home they have to show that in their remaining seven games. That’s why Ralf called it a test of character; they must show supporters, the media and the public that the speculation about the lack of mentality and character is not true.

Even if Rangnick talks about it in press conferences every week and tells reporters that he doesn’t think it’s true, it doesn’t help the truth because reality is on the back. According to Ralf Rangnick they have to show it on the field.


A little about Manchester United

Man Utd are still in contention for a place in the Premier League’s top four. Tottenham are currently in last place to guarantee a place in next season’s Champions League, sitting six points ahead of Ralf’s. The Gunners are only three behind their North London rivals, while West Ham are level on points with Man Utd.

On their chances of finishing fourth, Nemec said that mathematically it could happen, but it wouldn’t help them at all if they thought about it. According to Rangnick, it’s about them winning their own games, that’s the only thing they can influence and they can influence themselves – their own numbers and results. They need to make sure they start winning games again.

The German had said before the game against Leicester that they needed nine points from their next three games. So far they have one point out of six from Leicester and Everton. Therefore, there is no point in speculating whether this is possible or not. Ralf says yes, mathematically it might still be possible, but they have to start winning games and they have to do it on Saturday.