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I Cannot Force My Players To Play- Rangnick

I Cannot Force My Players To Play- Rangnick

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick says it is impossible for him to force any injured players to play for the club.

Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and a number of key players missed Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City a result of Injury


Ronaldo missed the game due to flexor injury, while Edison Cavani is also injured.

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However, speaking on Sky Sports, Roy Keane questioned the injury to Ronaldo: “We talk about Ronaldo being a machine and very rarely getting injured… it doesn’t add up to me.”

Rangnick quashed those claims following the defeat though: “I have to believe my medical department. My doctor came to see me on Friday morning before training and told me Cristiano Ronaldo cannot train because of some problems with his hip flexor and the same was true on Saturday and that’s why he couldn’t be part of the squad.

“It’s just a fact, if players tell the doctor and the medical department that they are injured and cannot play. I have to accept it as a manager.

“I cannot force a player to play if he thinks he’s not available because he has an injury.”

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  • Kenny 5 months ago

    Go and change your tactics, Siasia is better than this talkactive Man united coach.

  • Pius Obemhen 5 months ago

    Some players will hide their injuries away from their managers or they have no means for proper communication but the problem is, they won’t be able to be at their best when playing and won’t be able to last 90mins kpakpa. Rangnick in this instance should device a means for ease of communication because I know Ronaldo is injured, is operated and needs all the attention.

    • Solomon 5 months ago

      Abegi, Ronaldo is only injured, I don’t know about operation. I have the official website of ManU Primary Health Center.

  • Francis Eluba 5 months ago

    Christiana Ronaldo.O was there on Friday as confirmed but whether he was there to meet his doctor or a physiotherapist isn’t clear. Let’s hope it is not a serious injury or he is recuperating. I can’t wait to see him play as often as possible.

  • Harlyis 5 months ago

    Hi Francis, long time and where have you been?

  • Francis Eluba 5 months ago

    Hey! That’s you. Good, had to attend to some issues so hadn’t been here of late. Ronaldo is a player I’ve been monitoring his improvement ever since. Hope you aren’t surprised?