RALF RANGNICK has blasted Victor Lindelof and appeared to claim that the Manchester United defender ignored his advice against Liverpool.
The Red Devils were smashed 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s side on a humiliating night for the club on Tuesday.
United's legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson looked heartbroken in the stands as he helplessly watched on.
Roy Keane ripped into the club as he declared that the team is devoid of leaders, heart, soul and quality.
And Gary Neville was left fuming with United when speaking on commentary for Sky Sports, as he blasted the squad as a "waste of space".
Now interim manager Rangnick, who will officially be replaced in the dug-out by Erik ten Hag this summer, has not held back in slamming his own players.
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Despite not name-dropping the Swedish defender directly, he left fans in no doubt about his frustration due to the 27-year-old’s involvement in Liverpool’s third.
His pass towards Anthony Elanga was intercepted, leading to a counter-attack that ended in Sadio Mane ending any comeback hopes.
Rangnick told MUTV afterwards: “Had we scored a goal that might have changed the game but we didn’t.
“We had our moments in and around the box but couldn’t finish any of those moments.
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“And the third goal again was just a pressing invitation to play a 10- or 12-yard short pass into Anthony Elanga – it doesn’t make sense!
“Everybody knows that Anthony is a player for [playing] a ball in behind their backline but not into his feet.
“They were just waiting for that kind of ball, quite similar to the goal that we conceded at Everton, and six seconds later the ball was in our net.”
He repeated his anger in a later interview, saying: “The way that we prepared, I have to say, the third goal was exactly the kind of ball that was on the blacklist of things that we shouldn’t do against Liverpool.
“A 12-yard pass into Anthony Elanga – who is not a player for that kind of ball – they are just waiting for those kind of balls Liverpool and then we conceded the third one.
“We played exactly the kind of ball before the third goal that we didn’t want to play, a 15-yard ball into their pressing zone, and with the fourth goal it was similar.”
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