Sun 05 December 2021 | 18:22

Ralf Ragnick impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s pressing ability

Manchester United newly-appointed coach Ralf Rangnick has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s work off the ball as the German coach started his reign at Old Trafford with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Manchester United

earned a 1-0 win over

Crystal Palace

on new manager

Ralf Rangnick

's debut thanks to


's second-half goal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

The former

RB Leipzig



coach is likely to employ a high-pressing style of play at Old Trafford.

Rangnick was satisfied with how they played, praising


's effort as United had their first taste of the new pressing strategy that the manager hopes to adopt.

"I am very happy with the way the team performed, especially the first half-hour, with the pressing, it was exceptional. The only thing missing was the 1-0 or 2-0,”

he told 

BBC Match of the Day


"The way we defended, we had control of the whole game, the clean sheet was the most important part.

"These are the things we must improve. We need to keep clean sheets. With just the one training session, I was really impressed. We did much better than expected.

"We always tried to be on the front foot. We were never not apart from maybe the last five minutes. At all other times we were trying to keep them away from our goal.

"We wanted to play with two strikers, especially in the central position. By the way, Cristiano Ronaldo's work off the ball, chapeau."

source: SportMob

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