Solskjaer or Rangnick, who has been better? Owen Hargreaves gives his take  

Owen Hargreaves has insisted that Ralf Rangnick isn’t the problem at Manchester United, as the team have been better under his management. 

Ralf Rangnick took charge at Old Trafford last year, following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, and the Red Devils were outside the top five. 

We have since moved to fourth, and performances have improved a little, but there is a feeling among many, that the team could be better than it is at the moment.

There have been rumours that Rangnick’s tactics have not been well-received by the players, and it’s had a negative impact on performances, but former United star, Hargreaves insists the coach isn’t the problem.

Speaking recently with Premier League Productions, he said, “They’re playing a lot better under Ralf, they really are. If anybody thinks Ralf’s the problem, then they’re not watching properly.

“The players are the ones responsible on the pitch, and they’ve got to take those chances when they’re there.”

United played a goalless draw against Watford on Saturday, throwing away an opportunity to increase the gap between United and the chasing pack for a fourth-placed finish.

After the game, Rangnick blamed a lack of efficiency in front of goal for the result, and Hargreaves believes his former side have a goalscoring problem. 

“Probably on another day, they could have won four or five-nil,” he continued. “Probably four or five years ago, they would have won four or five-nil with the chances they created.

“Goalscoring has been a huge issue for United this season, I think they’ve got 20 less than Man City, and 25 than Liverpool. That’s the big thing, today you’ve got to win that game, the chances are there.

“They’ll be devastated because that top four race is so important to the football club, but they just can’t convert their chances.”