RALF RANGNICK was briefly labelled the ‘worst interim manager in Premier League history’ – before Manchester United struck form and goals in the second half for a 3-1 win at Brentford.
Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and sub Marcus Rashford put the Red Devils 3-0 up after a dire opening period.
But some armchair critics had already dashed to condemn Rangnick’s short reign.
Einer sagte: “There’s absolutely no way Rangnick has made United better.”
Another claimed: “Lol he didn’t have a new manager bounce. Rangnick is the worst interim I’ve seen in the PL.”
And a third argued similarly: “Rangnick might be the worst interim manager in PL history. Shambolic.”
A few social media posts were hastily deleted as United showed far more passion and cohesion after the break.
But one had claimed: “If you put Rangnick in charge of Brighton and Potter in charge of United… Brighton go down. United challenge for the title. I truly believe that.”
Yet midfielder Fred – ridiculed for a first-half overhead kick cock-up – teed up Elanga’s brilliant opener on 54 Protokoll.
And eight minutes later, a calm team goal underlined United’s improvement and doubled their lead.
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Scott McTominay won the ball and set up Cristiano Ronaldo, who chested the ball for Bruno Fernandes to unselfishly tee up Elanga for a stylish finish.
Rashford then thumped a third United goal, again McTominay starting it with a vital interception.
Ivan Toney bagged Brentford’s late consolation as United stayed seventh despite victory.
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