Ralf Rangnick has made four adjustments to Manchester United’s starting lineup for their Premier League match against Watford at Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick claims that his four Manchester United lineup alterations for Sunday’s game against Watford are intended to infuse the team with “new legs and fresh energy.”
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, and Anthony Elanga have replaced Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford in the starting lineup.
Manchester United’s next match is in eight days, although they’ve had a grueling schedule recently and played two exhausting games this week, in pouring rain at Leeds and in the Champions League with Atletico Madrid.
This is our third game in six days and we only returned very late [in midweek] so we need fresh guys, new legs, and fresh energy as well as certain tactical stuff against this team,” Rangnick told MUTV before of kickoff.
Rangnick said he wasn’t exclusively swayed by Wednesday’s performance in Madrid, when all four of the players who entered the game off the bench had an impact.
As far as I was concerned, winning this game was more important than a financial reward. For that game as well as our match against Atletico, it helped that they did well when they came on,” he remarked.
A relegation-threatened but new-look Watford side will present a threat to Manchester United on the counterattack, and manager Ralf Rangnick will be aware of this.
This is their main weapon, the way they like to play, so for us it’s keeping control in possession and making sure we have the best possible rest defense, he said.