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Man Utd boss Rangnick: These players better than I expected

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick admits the players he's inherited are better than he expected.

Fred scored the only goal as United delivered Rangnick a debut win as manager against Crystal Palace.

Rangnick said: "To be honest, I was positively surprised by the physical state, intensity and performance of the players.

"Not only did we play in the late kick-off on Thursday, but we also had two days fewer than Crystal Palace to recover.

"I didn't expect us to play at that level after only one-and-a-half training days together with them.

"It's always easier to build on things when you're successful.

"I want the players to believe in this kind of football.

"We continue in this direction, produce further clean sheets, and get better at creating chances ourselves.

"There is still space for improvement but today was more important for me to see how they played against the ball."


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