To end a series of disappointing matches and return to the race to the Top 4, MU was forced to win 3 points at home against Brighton in the 18th round of the Premier League match.
In the last 3 matches, MU could not win. The Red Devils let Southampton hold 1-1 at home last weekend, they also let Burnley hold a draw with the same score. Both of these matches played out according to the same scenario. The Old Trafford team started impressively, with the opening goal but then equalized at the beginning of the second half. They made efforts in the late game but could not score more goals.
Dropping 4 points in the last 2 rounds in the English Premier League, MU has now dropped to 5th place in the rankings. The distance with West Ham’s 4th place is currently 1 point. Red Man is only 1 and 4 points ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham, respectively, but kicks more than 2 matches. With the current situation, Rangnick’s teachers and students will have to make a lot of effort if they want to finish the season in the top 4 teams.
Before that, MU also let Middlesbrough hold 1-1 in 120 minutes in the fourth round of the FA Cup, then lost 7-8 on penalties and was eliminated from the tournament. The prospect of empty hands and no tickets to the Champions League is entirely possible with the red half of Manchester. MU is having problems both in attack and defense.
In attack, superstar Ronaldo has experienced 6 matches in all competitions, the last goal he has has been since December last year. Rashford or Cavani could not prove their best ability. Although Sancho and Pogba played better, it was not enough to help MU score many goals.
MU defense is also appearing many problems. Harry Maguire repeatedly made mistakes but was still guaranteed the main kick position. Experts believe that coach Rangnick should deceive the English player to give opportunities to players with greater determination to play.
Coach Rangnick’s army has no way back in the road ahead. Welcoming Brighton in the match for round 18 of the Premier League, they will only have one way to win all 3 points to temporarily overcome the crisis as well as regain confidence in the NHM. But this is certainly not an easy task with the red half of Manchester.
With a fast attacking style and not afraid to collide, teachers and coaches Graham Potter have always been known to be an annoying obstacle in confrontations with big teams in the Premier League. Brighton is currently ranked 9th on the table. After 23 matches, they have only lost 4 matches, the achievement is only behind Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea. This team has also only failed once away from home, the same achievement as the leading team Man City.