Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Ralf Rangnick wants ‘more pressure’ and ‘more aggressiveness’ from his Manchester United players.
Rangnick was appointed as United’s interim manager earlier this week and he took his first game in charge on Sunday afternoon.
Regarding team selection, the Reds remained unchanged from Thursday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal and they started well against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, pressing with great purpose, and the visitors would only stand firm against United until the second half.
With 15 minutes to go, Fred swept home from the edge of the box with a beautiful finish to break the deadlock in the game.
Fernandes reflected on the 1-0 win after the full-time whistle and he opened up on what Rangnick wants when asked about pressing.
“It depends on the game,” Fernandes told Premier League productions.
“Sometimes you have to press a little bit more, sometimes you have to press less and everyone knows that it’s one of the things that the manager wants from us. More pressure, to be more aggressive. We tried to do it [today].
“I think the first 25 minutes from us was unbelievable, great tempo and we don’t give any space to them. We recovered a lot of balls high up the pitch. We could have scored many times in the first half I think, at least three times we could do a little more.
“But we got the three points and that’s the most important thing.”