Rangnick reveals plans to beat Manchester City’s possession game

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Pep Guardiola has turned Manchester City into a possession beast.

City often tend to boss large spells of the game, and are known for tiring teams with their excessive possession.

However , Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick doesn’t care much about City’s possession, and has revealed just what his team needs to do at the Etihad Stadium.

Asked how he plans to combat the threat of City, Rangnick said in his pre-match press conference: “In the end it’s about controlling the game.

“It’s about not letting them play and have the ball just without any pressure because this is exactly what they’re looking for.

“They’re always looking for creating an overload of players in half spaces even with their goalkeeper almost playing like a centre-back, with at least one of their full-backs playing on a midfield six position.

“Playing with a false nine always dropping back into midfield so this shows that we are fully aware of the idea of how they want to play and for us it’s about always finding moments where we can put them under pressure where we can hopefully take the ball away from the.

“It’s then about taking advantage of those transitional moments. There were some teams in the last few weeks and months who could do that and it’s up to us to show on Sunday that we can also do that.”