28 Th12 2021 | 09:41
The German strategist and his students could not make the NHM satisfied with the last performance.
Although they only had to face a team in the red light group like Newcastle, coach Ralf Rangnick’s army played extremely stalemate, especially during the first half.
The problem of the Red Devils lies in the central midfield pair, when the duo Scott McTominay and Fred cannot control the game and show confusion in the decisions to deploy the ball. Therefore, Newcastle easily regained the advantage, approaching De Gea’s goal directly, thereby creating many dangerous opportunities.
More importantly, Man Utd’s name-scanning machines succumbed to midfielder Joelinton, who was viewed by Newcastle fans as a failure because of his lackluster performance since arriving at St. James’ Park in 2019, for a fee of up to £ 40 million.
Throughout the match, it can be seen that Joelinton played extremely aggressively. He often regained possession of the ball, running into the void to open up ideas for attacking teammates. In addition, the Brazilian player also many times dribbled past the stars of Man Utd.
Statistics from Statman Dave show that Joelinton has 11 recoveries, 4 interceptions, 3 chances and 2 shots towards De Gea’s goal. The 25-year-old midfielder showed a class performance against the Red Devils, and gradually found his self under the reign of Steve Bruce.
The way Joelinton makes Fred or Scott McTominay underappreciate will probably also remind Ralf Rangnick more of the importance of a level 6. Because it is clear that even if a new captain takes over the club, the problem in the midfield cannot be solved unless Man Utd recruits rookies in this area.
The Old Trafford team has a few potential targets ahead, such as Amadou Haidara. The Malian player spent time working with Rangnick at RB Leipzig and this will be the basis for the club to promote this deal.
Haidara is considered the most suitable factor for Man Utd at the moment, because he is familiar with the gegenpressing style that has made Rangnick famous. Therefore, Haidara will not take long to adapt to the new environment.
Boubacar Kamara is another case. The Marseille player not only plays excellently in the role of a defensive midfielder, but can also take on the position of central defender or full-back if needed.