Man Utd boss Rangnick only convinced by character of 2 players

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is only convinced by the character of two of the players he’s inherited.

United have failed to win a game after conceding first under Rangnick, sealing stalemates just twice from that position – against Atletico Madrid and Newcastle United.

ESPN report he has been ‘alarmed’ by United’s inability to dominate entire games and vulnerability to deteriorating after conceding a goal.

Rangnick has also identified a blatant struggle to overcome adversity in in-game situations, with only Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay showing signs of doing so in recent months.

The German tactician believes Shaw and McTominay are the only players in his squad who have consistently raised their performance after United have conceded – a telling observation given other names at the club.

United are supposed to have a leadership group amongst the current playing staff, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.

However, Rangnick has been particularly impressed by Shaw and McTominay’s leadership during troublesome periods on the pitch.

He brought sports psychologist Sascha Lense to Old Trafford to improve the mentality of several players after a dire start to the campaign under Solskjaer.

But mistakes are causing distractions amongst Rangnick’s squad, whilst some of the playing staff’s frustrations with teammate performances and tactics have also affected their focus.

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