Ralf Rangnick apologised to Manchester United’s supporters and branded their 4-0 thrashing at Brighton “humiliating” and “unacceptable”.
United’s gamers had been subjected to chants of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” from their very own followers as they had been outclassed and outfought on a outstanding night on the Amex Stadium.
A chastening defeat on the south coast ensured the 20-time English champions will end with their lowest factors tally of the Premier League period and extinguished slender hopes of Champions League qualification.
“To start with, it’s important that we apologise to our supporters who came all the way from Manchester to Brighton,” mentioned interim supervisor Rangnick.
“We had been simply not adequate from begin to end. The efficiency was not solely poor, it was extraordinarily poor.
“It was a humiliating defeat and much more so for a staff like Manchester United.
“It’s not only that you lose 4-0, it was also the way we played and this is just unacceptable, very difficult to deal with and to cope.”
Protesting travelling followers as soon as once more took purpose at United’s house owners, with chants of “love United, hate Glazers” and “we want Glazers out” ringing out early within the sport.
They later vocally questioned the dedication of their aspect following targets from Albion quartet Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard.
Sixth-placed United can now solely accumulate a most whole of 61 factors this time period — three fewer than they managed in 2013-14, which started below David Moyes and completed with the caretaker administration of Ryan Giggs.
Rangnick, whose aspect arrived in Sussex following a 3-0 win over Brentford in his ultimate match at Previous Trafford, dismissed query marks a few lack of want in his squad.
“I have to defend the players,” mentioned the German. “I don’t suppose that they’re (uncaring).
“I noticed them in coaching. I noticed them towards Brentford. We had an excellent week of coaching with good environment, with good give attention to the coaching periods.
“However I bear in mind me watching the sport towards Watford away, 4-1 (below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer), who are actually relegated, and this seemed similar to what occurred right now.
“For me, the problem is how to defend as a team. If you do not defend properly, if you give them all the space and time in the world, this is the result.”