Ralf Rangnick says there’s no would like for any “fuss” around Cristiano Ronaldo’ substitution throughout United’ 3-1 persuade Brentford.
The Portuguese expert was replaced by Harry Maguire when seventy one minutes at the Brentford Community Stadium, and was thwarted to go away the field.
Speaking in an exceedingly news conference prior the Reds’ game with West Ham on weekday (kick-off at 15:00 GMT), the club’ interim manager aforementioned the choice was a plan of action one influenced by our 2-2 draw with Aston Villa many days earlier.
Rangnick recommended that while the 36-year-old’ reaction was emotional, it absolutely was traditional and understandable.
Ralf selected to get rid of Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood, whereas opting to introduce an additional defender in Maguire conjointly the} counter-attacking pace of Marcus Rashford.
“Of course, Cristiano may be a prolific goalscorer and as a player can continually wish to play and score goals,” he accepted.
“He was also asking: ‘Why me? Why not start off one in every of the younger players?’ the solution thereto came 5 minutes later once one of the younger players [Rashford] scored the third goal.
“Maybe Cristiano may have additionally scored that third however soccer isn’t continually concerning maybe.
It’ about taking the choice within the right moment.”Rangnick went on to praise Ronaldo for his elegant contribution to our second goal, scored by Greenwood. “Cristiano gave the assist for the second goal, once he chested the ball to Bruno,” he enthused.
“It was tactically, by the way, one in every of the simplest things in the game, that our central striker came towards the ball and at constant time, Bruno collectively of our eights was sprinting vertical.
“This was the rationale why we, within the end, were able to produce a simple tap-in goal for Mason.”
The German went on to substantiate that there “no drawback at all” with the situation, which he’s accustomed handling offensive players who wish to remain on to attain as several goals as possible.
“I’ve been managing alternative players – perhaps not with quite as an enormous a reputation as Cristiano – but I additionally had players like Krasimir Balakov, sort of a young Klaas Huntelaar, or Raul at Schalke, Ebbe Sand…
“So i do know however offensive players behave and react to the current variety of substitution. however again, it’ concerning our team, it’s about obtaining points.
we tend to are in an exceedingly position wherever each single game is of nice importance to where we’d like to form certain we get the utmost quantity of points out of it. this can be the foremost necessary part.
“It doesn’t matter who it’s – whether or not it’s Cristiano, Edinson or Bruno, the other player.
Bruno has additionally been substituted and he wasn’t pleased with that within the last few weeks. it’s concerning what’s in the best interests of the team and also the club.”