Fulham’s new coach, Claudio Ranieri, welcomed ‘the optimistic match’ against Manchester United in the Premier League continued this weekend. According to the former Leicester City successful coach, the Red Devils directed by Jose Mourinho is one of the best teams in the Premier League, and although there have been a lot of criticisms coming to the club, but Manchester United looks better every day.
As is known, since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013, Manchester United were indeed like losing their fangs. To get a ticket to the European Champions League, it already seem very difficult. In the last two seasons, the Red Devils did show a slight increase under the direction of Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho.
Even so, Manchester United are often the target of criticism, because of their playing style which is considered still defensive, not entertaining and not interesting to watch. But according to Claudio Ranieri, who gushed Fulham, Manchester United remains one of the best in the Premier League and has shown a rapid increase at the start of this season.
“I think Manchester United are getting better, for us, it will be difficult. We must look perfect. Manchester United are one of the best teams in the Premier League, also in the Champions League they are doing a very good job. It’s a fantastic team, once again fantastic. We want to steal points there, we know it’s difficult but nothing is impossible. ”
“Every manager when they start a match must have the determination to win, but we have great respect for Manchester United. I myself have good memories at Old Trafford. My first match in the Premier League was Manchester United against Chelsea. We [Chelsea] were left behind 3-1 but in the end were able to match it to 3-3. That is a great result for us,” said Ranieri to the reporter.
The match between Fulham against Manchester United will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday (12/08). Manchester United are ranked 7th in the standings, while Fulham sit at the bottom of the standings.