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Ralf Rangnick has disagreed with Declan Rice’s suggestion that a tie should would have been a fair outcome of Manchester United’s clash with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils celebrated a 1-0 win over the Hammers, thanks to late minute goal from Marcus Rashford.
And Rangnick, who has now overseen six wins in his first ten games in charge in all competitions, believes his side deserved to secure all three points.
“If you score in the last second of the game that is the best type of win, a clean sheet,” Rangnick told Sky Sports. “I think in the end we deserved to win. It takes patience to play West Ham.
“A few moments at the end I wished we would have passed the ball instead of shooting from wherever.
“Bearing in mind we played a few days ago against Brentford, the team looked physically good.
“We knew it would take patience, the way we played defensively, won balls back, I was really happy with that.
“I am very pleased the three subs prepared the goal and scored the goal. All were involved. That makes it even more important.”
West Ham midfielder Rice, however, disagreed with Rangnick’s assessment, insisting each side earning a point would have been a fairer outcome. He told BBC Sport:
“I think a draw was a fair result. There weren’t many clear chances in the game.
“But to be naïve like that and give away a goal in the last 20 seconds is devastating.
“When they were pushing players forward we are such a counter-attacking side we still had the energy to go forward. It was a real kick in the teeth to concede that late.”
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