Manchester United’s hopes of a top four finish and it’s reward of qualification for next season’s Champions League is over, according to interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal moved the fourth-placed Gunners six points clear of Manchester United, who are sixth on the standings.
Arsenal have five games to play while United have four and are still with a Mathematical chance of sneaking into the top four but Manager Ralph Ragnick does not think it is possible and conceded defeat in his post match interview.
“For me, even before the game it was not very likely, but after today’s result it is gone, yes,” said Rangnick.
Nuno Tavares’ opener and a Bukayo Saka penalty put Arsenal 2-0 up, before Cristiano Ronaldo replied with his 100th Premier League goal.
Bruno Fernandes wasted the chance of a deserved equaliser as he dragged a second-half penalty against a post, before Granit Xhaka condemned United to their second loss in five days.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay shares same views as his manager going further to Concede there are loads of problems at the club.
He said “There are a whole load of problems in terms of players, staff and everything higher up.
“But for us, when you get home and take a look in the mirror, you can’t be satisfied conceding three at Arsenal when we deserved to win the game.
“We had a half-decent game today but the belief, so big in football, it’s just not there at the minute.
“The last four games are about pride for us. We have to finish as well as we can do. When the new coach comes in we need to be ready for everything.”
Looks like the attention of everyone at Manchester United is switched to next season already. Is it not too early to concede defeat ?