Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has at last spoken out about the event which saw Cristiano Ronaldo smash an Everton fan ‘s phone..United have given themselves a mountain to get as they lost 1 0 to relegation threatened Everton, and tensions have been running high at full time as Ronaldo stormed off of the pitch. He was met with several jeers from an ecstatic Everton crowd, and a young fan noticed his phone buy smashed by the five time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ronaldo has since apologised and also offered to keep fan attend a United game in return, so the event remains governed by an investigation. But Rangnick has reduced the silence of his a week on from the altercation at Goodison Park.
United welcome Norwich to Old Trafford on Saturday, and although their previous 2 matches were’ must win’, an area within the top 4 would clearly be from the situation if Rangnick’s side neglect to get all 3 points against the Canaries. Although a great deal of questions have been asked about United’s Champions League hopes, Rangnick had also been asked about Ronaldo.
In the pre-match press conference of his, Rangnick was asked if he has spoken to Ronaldo about the event. The German said: “No. I feel he apologised in public on social networking for what happened. As much as I am aware there’s also an investigation ongoing, both from the FA and the police, but apart from that, I have not spoken about that with him.”
The United boss even confirmed that Ronaldo will be healthy to play against Norwich after nursing an injury at full time against Everton. But Ronaldo will probably be looking to place that behind him and motivate a victory at Old Trafford to return to winning ways.
Cristiano Ronaldo apologised for tapping a phone from a fan ‘s hand..
Rangnick claimed it “should be unthinkable” that United will lose to Norwich from the rear of a bad defeat to Everton, as he added: “It should be impossible, though we are all aware in football things that way may occur. This’s the reason why this ball game very interesting. Who knows what the outcome may be.
“But as I said, I’m really good that we are going to show a response tomorrow. This must occur, we’ve to demonstrate we owe it to ourselves, we owe it to the supporters of ours, we owe that to the entire club.
“It is certainly a test of character though we’ve to be cognizant that in case we spend enough energy into that game with regard to full distance, sprints, fast runs… if we’re tactically ready for that game, that we are going to do, we continually let that happen, we’ll provide them with the very best game plan. we’ll attempt to with regard to line-up and formation to begin together with the very best team..
We are going to try to with regard to line-up and formation to begin with the very best team. Well then it is as much as the players showing on the pitch that they’re currently driven, and they wish to complete the season on the greatest and very best possible note.”
United are actually 6 points off the top 4, and if Tottenham beat Brighton in Saturday’s first kick off subsequently the gap might be enhanced to 9. Plus with just 7 games to go, which will have an almighty swing to overturn.
Of course, if United are not very careful, they will overlook Europe all together, as they’re presently sat outside each European place in seventh. Nevertheless, they’ve a game in hand on West Ham, who’ve certainly turned their attention elsewhere after doing the Europa League semi final..