📣 Rangnick on Lindelöf home break-in, Ronaldo strop and Sancho situation | OneFootball

📣 Rangnick on Lindelöf home break-in, Ronaldo strop and Sancho situation

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Padraig Whelan

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Ranfnick has addressed the media ahead of his side’s meeting with West Ham on Saturday.

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This is what he had to say.


On Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction

“We shouldn’t make too much of a fuss out of it. A player like Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t like to be substituted. His reaction was emotional.

“It’s not a problem. I know how offensive players react to this but the team is more important no matter who it is.”


On Victor Lindelöf’s break-in on Wednesday

“I spoke with him at length on our flight back home from London and also this morning we spoke for about 20, 25 minutes. He told me what happened and that this was really a traumatic event, especially for his wife and three-year-old son.

“He said to me that he right now needs to stay at home. He doesn’t want to leave his wife and family on their own, which I fully understand being a father of two.

“We agreed that he’ll not be training today and not be on duty tomorrow for the game.”


On Jadon Sancho availability

“Right now I’m not sure if he will be available for the game tomorrow. It was an important member of the family, somebody he was close to all his life [who passed away].

“He attended the funeral on Wednesday but it has affected him a lot. I have to wait and see, he’s due back today so I’ll speak to him after training and take the decision.”


On Jesse Lingard transfer

“Regarding Jesse, it’s the same as quite a few other players, he’s a really good player, it’s normal at other clubs, Newcastle showed interest in him but I am not the one dealing with that.”

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