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After Manchester City’s defeat, Ralf Rangnick admits that Manchester United was wrong.

After Manchester City's defeat, Ralf Rangnick admits that Manchester United was wrong.

It was made clear at the Etihad that Ralf Rangnick will have a monumental task ahead of him after he steps down as manager after this weekend’s thrashing by Manchester City in the derby.

Prior to Manchester United’s latest humiliation by Manchester City, Ralf Rangnick claims he was already aware of the monumental task ahead.

At the Etihad, Manchester City thrashed Manchester United 4-1, completing their first domestic derby double since 2019-20 and extending their lead over United to 22 points. City are now 22 points ahead of United in the Premier League table.

Gary Neville and Roy Keane, both former United captains who are now pundits, were critical of their team’s performance in the final 15 minutes.

In a statement, Rangnick stated that the manner of United’s thrashing by the Premier League leaders did not alter his opinion of the squad. Rangnick will begin a two-year consulting role with United on July 1.

That was clear to Rangnick before he arrived, he said. “To be aware of that, I wouldn’t have needed to play the game. For the time being, the focus is on developing the team and finishing the season as successfully as possible. All of the other issues will need to be discussed and, hopefully, developed at the end of the season in the upcoming transfer window.

“Having played 28 games, you have separated yourself from each team by the same margin as the table indicates. We were aware that it would be a difficult game to prepare for. In the first half, I thought we played well tactically; we had our moments, and we had the opportunity to score one or two more goals, but we didn’t.

After all is said and done, it is clear that they won and deserved to win the game, and now we must look ahead and ensure that we play two good home games against Tottenham and Atletico, and hopefully win both of those games.”

If you ask Rangnick how far United is from being able to compete with City, he will say: “Twenty-two points have been earned by the team. Moreover, it was demonstrated in the second half that, when they are in their stride and up 3-1, it is pretty hard to keep them away from your own goal, at least for our team.

“I am still the manager of this team, and we have another 10 games left in the Premier League and hopefully a few more games left in the Champions League, so it would be premature to speculate about how many players would be required at this point. This is not a problem for me. Right now, the focus is on preparing the team for the Tottenham game as well as the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

“The ability to look ahead and develop the team, as we have done in recent weeks and months, is critical for us to succeed. The fact that we do not always play against Manchester City has demonstrated to us that we are capable of winning those games, and that is my primary objective for the next two and a half months.”

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