04 Th1 2022 | 15:36
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has opened up about his doubts about Ralph Rangnick’s 4-2-2-2 system, and insists Manchester United will lose if they play with this system in A duel against two dangerous teams, Man City or Liverpool.
The German coach in charge of the Red Devils lost his first Premier League match on Monday night, January 3, in a 1-0 defeat by Wolves at home, but the game appears. The home team will likely lose more than a single goal.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s last five games in all competitions in the hands of the 63-year-old are becoming increasingly worrying as Rangnick has won just two against Norwich and Bern. Ley was only ahead of the final defeat to Wolves, which reflected that a 4-2-2-2 strategy was unlikely to be a good fit at Old Trafford.
In that case, Rooney shared the view that the 4-2-2-2 system is unlikely to make the Red Devils go far.
“I took my kids to watch some games. And clearly they are difficult,” the former Red Devils striker told The Athletic.
“I think everyone can see how Ole ends up with the new manager now, you don’t know yet, I’m sure he’s made a huge difference with the teams he’s managed before. There’s a huge pressure to deal with big-name players.”
“I went to see his first game against Crystal Palace and I thought they looked good. My only concern is the shape, when you play against teams that are better than Crystal Palace like Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal you can be punished.
“The most important thing is to buy the necessary players. He needs to make the players work as a group rather than playing individually.
“We talked about a manager who came in with his 4-2-2-2 system and it didn’t work.”
The Derby County manager added: “When you come in here You must have the right players. It doesn’t matter which system you play with because he switched to the latter three. Today he played 4-4-2 and in the end I think it is really unclear how they try to play.
“My form against Watford [lost 4-1 in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last game] was Manchester United’s lowest point, but I’m sure the Manchester United fans will look at today’s game and think. that “At least we were able to attack excitingly in that game,” but today there was none. They can’t control the game.”
“When you look at Man City playing and all the good teams. They can control midfield, United have never been able to control midfield today. Not a single time they passed the ball to each other. They don’t have the ability to dominate the game to build confidence.”