Rangnick: After Arsenal’s defeat, Man United’s Champions League hopes are over

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Rangnick: After Arsenal's defeat, Man United's Champions League hopes are over

Manchester United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season are dead, according to interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

After a 3-1 loss against Arsenal on Saturday, the Gunners moved six points clear of United in the sixth position.

Arsenal has five games remaining, while United has four and appears to be on the verge of losing out on a third consecutive season in Europe’s top club championship.

Rangnick: After Arsenal's defeat, Man United's Champions League hopes are over

“It wasn’t very likely for me even before the game,” Rangnick said, “but after today’s result, it’s gone, yes.”

Arsenal went up 2-0 thanks to a goal from Nuno Tavares and a penalty from Bukayo Saka, but Cristiano Ronaldo equalized with his 100th Premier League goal.

Bruno Fernandes squandered a chance for a deserving equalizer by dragging a second-half penalty against the post before Granit Xhaka sealed United’s second defeat in five days.

‘There is a slew of issues,’ says the speaker.
United lost 4-0 to Liverpool on Tuesday, but the club confirmed two days later that Erik ten Hag would take over as manager this summer, with Rangnick moving into a consulting role.

“There are a lot of difficulties in terms of players, personnel, and everything higher up,” United midfielder Scott McTominay told BT Sport.

“However, when you come home and look in the mirror, you can’t be content with losing three goals at Arsenal when you deserved to win.”

“We played a half-decent game today, but the belief, which is so important in football, is not there right now.”

“For us, the previous four games have been for pride. We must complete the task to the best of our abilities. When the new coach arrives, we must be prepared for anything.”

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