Ralf Rangnick reveals who to blame for Manchester United’s defeat to Atletico Madrid

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Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has insisted that his side didn’t deserve to lose to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 clash.

According to Rangnick, Diego Simeone’s side didn’t have much moments in the game, and only took advantage of some lapse refereeing decisions.

“It was hard in the second half and always interrupted,” Rangnick told BT Sport.

“There was always somebody lying on the floor. I would also say some curious refereeing decisions.

“I wouldn’t say they were decisive but at least he fell too often for those time-wasting antics and four minutes at the end added on was a joke for me.”

On the foul on Anthony Elanga in the build-up to Atletico’s goal, Rangnick maintains it was a foul against the teenager.

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He said: “That was a foul for sure on Anthony Elanga but the referee and the linesman didn’t see it that way.

“For me that was the only real moment, and the offside goal, that they scored with. Apart from that, we defended well and we were compact in their transition moments.

“There is nothing I can blame the team for in the first half.”