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Pundits left ‘gobsmacked’ by Rangnick decision in Man Utd loss

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Ian Wright and Danny Murphy were left “gobsmacked” after Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick chose to substitute Marcus Rashford in their 1-0 loss to Everton.

There have been rumours circulating that Rashford could look to leave Old Trafford after being left on the bench in recent weeks.

The England international was left out of the Red Devils starting XI for their 1-1 home draw against Leicester City last weekend despite Rangnick not having any other recognised strikers to call upon.

Ten Hag or anyone else will need a miracle with this Man Utd…

Rangnick did chuck him into the line-up to face Everton yesterday, though, but decided to haul him off on 64 minutes, to the disbelief of Murphy and Wright.

Murphy said on BBC’s Match of the Day: “Today he did not deserve to be taken off.

“Wrighty and I were gobsmacked when he came off, there were other players on the pitch who weren’t contributing. From minute one he was trying to make things happen.

“He was getting himself in central areas and in a game where United were struggling to create, he was the one trying to run in behind with his pace.”

Fellow pundit Wright added: “I couldn’t believe it.

“It’s one of those where we always knew he would be up against it with everything he’s done off the field. It gives people fuel to say ‘you should be concentrating on football’.

“He’s going through a bad patch of form but it happens. The manager hasn’t worked at Manchester United so it will be interesting to see what they do in the summer.”

Rangnick thought Anthony Gordon’s strike for Everton, which was the only goal of the game, turned the tide of the match against Man Utd.

“The first 25 minutes we were in full control of the game,” Rangnick said after the match. “We didn’t even in those 25 minutes take enough and make enough advantage out of that dominating period in the game.

“You could literally feel that they were crumbling after that result against Burnley, they were quite logically not full of confidence but we didn’t take advantage of that and with their first shot on goal, it changed the game and changed the atmosphere in the stadium.

“In the second half they just defended with all their outfield players on the pitch and we were not able to break that wall down in the second half.”

 

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