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Ralf Rangnick explains Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial absences following Crystal Palace win
The Peoples Person
Ralf Rangnick is the talk of the Premier League and to a lesser degree, the wider footballing world after securing his first win as Manchester United boss.
The experienced German oversaw United’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and there were already signs of his philosophy shining through.
Post-match the German even had a little joke at his midfielder’s expense:
“I had to ask my assistant coach if that was Fred‘s right foot.”
“I thought he could only shoot with his left. I’m happy for him.”
A lot of attention was focused on who would be selected for Rangnick’s first game in charge and many were surprised to see the same team Michael Carrick selected for the win against Arsenal.
Rangnick explained their absence after the game:
“Jesse and Anthony indicated after training [yesterday] that they didn’t feel well, they felt pain. That’s the reason they are not in the squad.”
It seems apparent that both players need a fresh start as it will be hard for them to force their way into this current United setup.
Martial’s destination may be slightly less obvious but there will be not shortage of clubs willing to give the Frenchman a go considering the flashes of brilliance he has shown in the past.