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Rangnick calls for Manchester United to have ‘fun’ against Brighton

Ralf Rangnick has called on Manchester United’s players to have ‘fun’ against Brighton this weekend as the club look to finish the season in positive form.

United travel to face the Seagulls on Saturday as the Red Devils look to confirm their place in European competition for next season.

 

Rangnick’s side have taken four points from their last two fixtures, following a draw with Chelsea with a much-improved performance to beat Brentford last time out.

The interim boss was pleased with that latter display from his side and has encouraged his team to continue having ‘fun’ together on the pitch.

“I think the last two home games, we got four points against Chelsea and Brentford, we spoke about the Brentford game it was one of our best games in possible of the ball and in the last six months and I am positive the team will play at the same kind of level at Brighton and two weeks time at Crystal Palace,” Rangnick told his pre-match press conference.

“What I like is they had fun playing together on the pitch and this is exactly the same kind of approach we need for the game tomorrow.”

Rangnick believes it was ‘visible’ that his side ‘enjoyed themselves on the pitch’ against the Bees on Monday night, praising United’s control in their 3-0 win at Old Trafford.

The German also discussed plans for next season and says there are positive foundations for incoming manager Erik ten Hag to build upon.

“I think it was visible against Brentford. This was not only my subjective opinion, you could see they enjoyed themselves on the pitch. Not everything was perfect, but in possession we controlled the game.

“In regard to next season, there will be some changes with quite a few players’ contracts expiring. New players who join us here and players with long-term contracts, it’s something that needs to be discussed with the board.

“Erik needs to say which players he wants to work with. I’m positive with the players who are here and new players the pathway could be a positive one and that is what we are trying to achieve.”

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