MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick lamented the lack of attacking options after a 1-1 draw with Leicester earlier this morning ruined their hopes of a place in next season’s Champions League football.
Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors ahead in the second half but Fred equalized three minutes later.
Rangnick’s side are now three points behind fourth -placed Arsenal, who still have two games in hand but the German interim said they will continue to battle for the top four despite the difficulties.
“In the last 15 minutes we tried to score but in this game we couldn’t score late,” he told Sky Sports. “We don’t have a striker and even Jesse Lingard is sick.
“As long as (the top four position) can still be chased mathematically, it can be done. It’s our job to finish the season in the best position.”
United are now looking for a new permanent manager with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag emerging as a top option and the difficulties facing the team are clear when facing Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The home team, which lost top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo due to illness, lacked touch on the attacking side in the first half as well as difficulty getting the rhythm.