RALF RANGNICK ordered his players to ramp up as he struggled to get past a top-four finish.
Manchester United once again give up winning position as they drew 1-1 with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devil has now dropped nine points from the last 18 available.
And temporary boss Rangnick fear that they are simply not stuck enough.
“The players we have are technical players, they like to play technical football,” he said.
“But in the Premier League – and especially in games like the one against Southampton – you can’t win just technically, you have to show up physically.”
United are out of the top 4 again – that’s where they were Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.
Duc Rangnick, 63, added: “It has always been a concern since Ole Leave the club.
“That’s one of the reasons why he might have to leave and of course, results like this don’t make things any easier.
“Against Villa, Burnley and now Southampton, we were 1-0 or 2-0 and got two points.
“We have to recognize the truth. Results and it’s clear that with results like this, it doesn’t get any easier to finish fourth.”
United also went 1-0 up in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough before being eliminated on penalties.
Left-back speaks frankly Luke Shaw “History is repeating itself again.
“We know it’s not good enough and it needs to change quickly.”
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