Manchester United were woeful in defeat at home to Wolves and it would have been an injustice if the team had claimed a late point.
Wolves were the better side on the night and deserved three points, with United’s 2022 getting off to the worst possible start.
Former United star Rio Ferdinand was not at all impressed and gave his verdict after the game.
Speaking on YouTube, Ferdinand said: “Look at the stats. 19 efforts on goal to our 9. At home, that’s despicable.
“It isn’t good enough. The performances since the first game haven’t been anywhere near what we was anticipating when he came in.
“Yes he needs time, but look at someone like Conte, there’s a big improvement in their [Tottenham’s] results and that’s what Rangnick will be judged up against.”
United overlooked Conte, deciding to stick with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and then sacked him a month later when results worsened.
Rangnick is still not the club’s final choice, as he is just at the club in an interim role. That’s one reason why these performances are slightly easier to stomach.
At least United won’t rush into the same mistake of hiring him full time, you would think, like with Solskjaer, and the plan must remain for a new permanent boss at the end of the season.
Whoever comes in has their work cut out, with this unbalanced squad of players routinely dominated in midfield by lesser teams.
As Ferdinand stated, this was an unacceptable performance in front of a home crowd against a decent but not outstanding Wolves side.
United should be capable of more and there is a lot of work to do to improve for the next match at home to Aston Villa next Monday.
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