After a good couple of performances under new coach Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United was expected to cruise to a convincing win over Norwich City which is placed at the bottom of the points table in the Premier League. However, it wasn’t to be the case as the Red Devils were able to get a 1-0 win by the skin of their teeth at the Carrow Road on Saturday.
It was once again Cristiano Ronaldo who came to Manchester United rescue as the talisman scored in the 75th minute of the game through a penalty. Manchester United had possession of 53% and former skipper Gary Neville reckons the team would have found it difficult to win against any other league team if they had would have come up with such a mundane performance. Neville stated it wasn’t a good performance from the Red Devils and they had the rub of the green on their side to claim all three points.
The former Manchester United defender feels that the opposition was not able to make the most of their chances and Rangnick’s team was lucky to get away with it.
“It wasn’t a good performance. Against any other team in the league that would have caused them problems. If they go to Brentford and play like that they’re in trouble. He’ll take that all week all day two long, two 1-0 wins,” Gary Neville told Sky Sports.
“It was Norwich’s lack of quality. Today I thought that any other team in the league that had any sort of quality about them would have caused real problems. Rangnick is still finding out about his players. I do think there will be a problem with this system when they play against a team with good full-backs who have got more quality. Dalot and Telles will get exposed basically.”
On the other hand, a lot of credit should go to Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who made some crucial saves throughout the game to help his team claim all three points and move to fifth place in the points table.
Manchester United will next face Brentford on Tuesday at Brentford Community Stadium.