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Liverpool’s defeat embarrassing, says United boss

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has described Tuesday’s Premier League match against Liverpool as embarrassing, The Trumpet gathered.

United, who were without Cristiano Ronaldo were outclassed in all areas by the Reds.

Rangnick after the game affirmed that Liverpool is ahead of Red Devils who were thrashed 4-0 at Anfield.

The United boss, in a post-match press conference, added that Liverpool displayed that they were six-year ahead of the Red Devils.

He said, “It’s embarrassing, it’s disappointing, maybe even humiliating.

“Especially in the first half, we were just not up to it. We were nowhere.

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“We could have had a backline of six or seven if you don’t try to win second balls first, not even to speak of first balls.

“We were second best in all relevant areas of the first half and that is just not good enough.

“Liverpool just showed what kind of calibre they are. We are not up for it. We are not good enough to get points in a game against Liverpool.

“We have to accept they are six years ahead of us now, he added.

If Manchester United had won the game against Liverpool, they would have been on the same point as Tottenham that presently rock the fourth position on the Premier League table.

However, with Liverpool winning the game and Mohamed Salah scoring a brace to reach 22 goals as the leading goal scorer in the Premier League, they have leapfrogged Manchester City in the league’s top spot.

Rangnick stressed that since Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfield, he has tremendously transformed the team, the club, and the community.

“When Jurgen Klopp came they changed at the club and lifted not just the team but the club and city to a new level. That is what needs to happen with us in the next transfer windows,” he said.

Sky Sports reports that Rangnick expressed that in his first few weeks at United, he noticed that the club needed to be rebuilt with inflows of new talents.

He continued, “There will be a rebuild for sure, that was obvious in the first three or four weeks for me. For us, it is extremely embarrassing as a coaching staff to sit here and have a press conference like this. We just have to admit they are better than us.

“If you analyse the situation it is not difficult… for me, it is clear there will be six, seven, eight, maybe 10 new players. Before you sign those players you need to be aware of how you want to play,” he added.

United’s hope of finishing fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League next season is almost impossible as the loss has further dented the six-placed team’s struggle.

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