RALF RANGNICK’S decision to substitute Mason Greenwood for Bruno Fernandes during Manchester United’s defeat to Wolves was met by boos from the fans.
The 20-year-old was one of the Red Devils’ liveliest players at Old Trafford on Monday, but was hooked in the 60th minute for the Portuguese playmaker.
Manchester United fans booed Ralf Rangnick’s decision to take off Mason Greenwood against WolvesCredit: Getty
With the score level at 0-0 at the time of the substitution, Red Devils fans let their anger be known as they chased a goal to win the match.
Boos rang out around the Theatre of Dreams when Greenwood’s No11 shirt was revealed by the fourth official.
Fernandes would go on to spur an easy chance as he smashed the bar from close range, before Joao Moutinho won the game late on for the Midlands outfit.
The result leaves United in seventh spot – four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal ahead of back-to-back games against Aston Villa.
Rangnick was asked of his decision to take off Greenwood in his post-match interview, where he declared he didn’t want to withdraw central midfielders Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic.
That is despite the two being outplayed in the middle of the pitch by Moutinho and Ruben Neves.
And the German gaffer also stated how he wanted to keep striker Edinson Cavani on.
He told Sky Sports: “It was 0-0 and we were having the better moments in that part of the game so we decided to bring on Bruno.
“He had the big chance to put us 1-0 ahead.
“Mason was good but I had to take somebody off and we didn’t want to take one of our sixes off.
“So the question was should I take off Edi or Mason and I decided to take off Mason.”
Rangnick was also slammed by pundit Jamie Redknapp as he accused him of ‘making up systems’.
He remarked: “We speak about managers coming into the game and he came in with this famed 4-2-2-2 system – it doesn’t work.
“When you come here, you have to have the right players, it doesn’t matter what system you play.
“Then he went to a three at the back, today he played 4-4-2 and at the end of it, I think he’s making up systems.
“There was no real identity of how they were trying to play.”
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