Ralf Rangnick and Jadon Sancho blasted after Manchester United defeat to Wolves

Former Premier League striker Gabriel Agbonlahor does not believe Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is the right man for the job at Old Trafford.

United were stunned at home on Monday night as Wolves left Manchester with all three points thanks to a late Joao Moutinho strike, their first victory at Old Trafford since February 1980.

The defeat was Rangnick’s first since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the United dugout and has led to further scrutiny on this United team.

Having bolstered the squad in the summer transfer window with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, United look worse off and Rangnick’s ideas are failing on the pitch as Wolves looked in control for large parts of the game.

Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor criticised Rangnick’s formation and singled out Sancho and Marcus Rashford as players who let the team down over the course of the game.

“Man United are not playing a 4-2-2-2, it’s a 4-4-2 – it’s like going back 15 years,” he said. “Man United haven’t played 4-4-2 for years. Maybe the times of [Wayne] Rooney and [Dimitar] Berbatov with Nani and Ronaldo on the wings it worked.

“This squad, it’s not working now. They got overran in midfield.

“The attitude of the players. Sancho, for me, was brought in for a big fee and didn’t take anybody on. Semedo had the easiest game of his life. Sancho didn’t take him on, just passed it backward. He had no confidence.

“Rashford came on, it looks like he’s sulking with his body language. Whenever the camera was on him he didn’t look happy.

“[Mason] Greenwood was the only one who shouldn’t have been taken off and he got taken off.

“He reminds me of a headmaster at a school who’s been brought in to be a manager. He’s a millions miles off it. It just sums up Man United as a club over the past few years. They can’t get anything right.

“Ole wasn’t the man. They’ve gone to Rangnick for whatever reason and he’s not good enough.

“It comes to a time where it doesn’t matter if there’s no manager, players have got to take responsibility. Players can take it into their own hands and put in a performance.

“That team, and Sancho, they were shocking. The tactics were all over the place.”

United next play Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Monday at Old Trafford before the pair meet again in the Premier League five days later at Villa Park.

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