Rangnick says Covid has hampered Man Utd pro-gress


Ralf Rangnick said Thursday that the upheaval caused by the coronavirus crisis had hindered his efforts to stamp his authority on the under-performing Manchester United squad.

United are unbeaten in all four games they have played under the German, who replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis late last month.

But a Covid-19 outbreak at the club meant United had not played a match for more than two weeks before Monday’s disappointing 1-1 Premier League draw at struggling Newcastle.

United, who host Burnley on Thursday, are sev-enth in the Premier League table, seven points be-hind fourth-placed Arsenal, but with two games in hand.


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