Manchester United finished the season with 58 points, the club’s lowest tally in Premier League history. The club has not won a trophy since winning the Europa League in 2017.
Ralf Rangnick (courtesy: Reuters)
- Manchester United lost 0-1 against Crystal Palace on the final day
- Manchester United have secured a spot in next season’s Europa League
- Erik ten Hag takes charge of Manchester United at the end of the season
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick said he is optimistic about Manchester United’s future when new manager Erik ten Hag takes on the role.
Manchester United suffered a humiliating 0-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on the final day of the Premier League 202122. United, however, secured a place in next season’s Europa League after West Ham lost 1-3 against Brighton to finish seventh.
“I think Brighton did us a favor by turning the game around,” Rangnick said. “They lost 1-0 at half-time and scored three goals in the second half. We would have liked to take care of ourselves.”
Rangnick’s tenure as interim manager of Manchester United ended with 58 points, the club’s lowest tally in Premier League history. The Old Trafford club have not won a trophy since winning the Europa League in 2017.
In April 2022, ten Hag was appointed manager of the club from the end of the current season with a contract until June 2025, with an option to extend for another year.
With Dutchman Ten Hag in charge of Manchester United, Rangnick said the club’s problems were already known before last day’s defeat to Crystal Palace.
“We knew (what work is in store for us) before that game. We wouldn’t have needed that fixture today to know that, but I’m optimistic, I’m positive,” said Rangnick.
“With the new manager, and Erik is a top manager, together with our board, with our scouting department, we can make sure we get the necessary reinforcements, the players that help to raise the quality level again.
“And then hopefully bring Manchester United back into the top four.”