Man United did not concede a goal in Rangnick’s first match as Man United manager, as the Red Devils sealed a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. While speaking to BBC Sport after the game, he said: “The way we [Manchester United] defended, we had control of the whole game, the clean sheet was the most important part.
“These are the things we must improve. We need to keep clean sheets. With just the one training session, I was really impressed. We did better than expected.
“I am very happy with the way the team performed, especially the first half hour, with the pressing, it was exceptional. The only thing missing was the 1-0 or 2-0.
“We always tried to be on the front foot. We were never not apart from maybe the last five minutes. At all other times we were trying to keep them away from our goal.
“It’s always easier to build on things after you’re successful. We must produce further clean sheets and get better at creating chances for our attack. Overall I was very pleased with the way we played today.”
Indeed, the Red Devils stayed true to Rangnick’s tactics and it showed on the field.
The first half was the highlight for the home side and must work towards maintaining that momentum throughout the game.
However, this is our first clean sheet at home in months and that’s enough to celebrate.