“Chelsea won it, they weren’t brilliant” – Louis Saha Believes Manchester United Can Win The UEFA Champions League This Season. Manchester United has underperformed domestically this season but has performed better in the Champions League. They are now fourth in the Premier League and have already been ousted from both domestic competitions.
They did, however, win their UCL group, which included Villarreal, Atalanta, and Young Boys. They also drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid in the opening leg of their Round of 16 clash at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Louis Saha, a former Manchester United player, feels they have a chance to win the Champions League. He thinks this will assist temporary manager Ralf Rangnick to gain the position on a permanent basis in the summer.
“It’s not definitely the case that Rangnick won’t be there in charge of United in the summer. If Ralf wins the Champions League, he will remain there as manager. There is concern around him, yes, as he started really well and people thought about him staying, and now United are not playing so well.” Said Saha during an interview with Mirror publication.
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“But it’s all about results for Rangnick. United can win the Champions League this season. Chelsea won it, they weren’t brilliant in the first half of last year and they won it.
“I don’t think their squad was so strong and they won it. They finally found a foundation that was difficult to beat. They weren’t brilliant going forward, but they still managed to win the Champions League.” He added.
Saha also mentioned how the competition necessitates a team’s performance on the day. United, he believes, United has the players to do it.
“It depends on the draw for United as well, of course, because you can be challenged by that. But it’s a competition where you need to be good on the day and have some special players that are able to impress on the day, which they have.”
Saha wrapped up by emphasizing the complexity of the job Ralf Rangnick has in front of him. “I have to admit it’s a hard position to be in for Rangnick, especially when you are an interim manager. Some players will think you don’t have all the cards in your hands, so it’s not easy, it’s really not easy.