Manchester United new manager Ralf Rangnick saw his team grab a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford and was full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo’s work in the final third.
The former RB Leipzig boss was appointed as Red Devils’ interim coach until summer.
He succeeded caretaker coach Michael Carrick, who was in charge of the team after the club decided to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“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.”
“The way we 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 much better than expected.
“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.
“We wanted to play with two strikers, especially in the central position. By the way, Cristiano Ronaldo’s work off the ball, chapeau.”