Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said he didn’t like his side’s performance “at all” after a woeful display against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Manchester United were second best for much of the evening with Newcastle dominating in terms of chances and territory.
Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring for the hosts and was only denied a second by a brilliant David de Gea stop.
Rangnick had won his first two matches in the Premier League, but were grateful to leave Tyneside with a 1-1 draw after a desperate display, thanks to Edinson Cavani who came off the bench to score a second half equaliser.
And Rangnick was less than impressed with what he saw.
“I didn’t like it at all. We were trying to get better at controlling games, today we didn’t control the game – apart from very few moments – at all,” he said.
“It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins second balls, the transitional moments and in all those areas we were not at our best.
“In the end we got a point, which is the good thing, but the performance overall needs to get better.
“Against Palace we were better than we had two away games, it’s about physicality and being able to win in those direct duels.
“And that was not the case today.”- Advertisement -