'Rangnick can't just rely on Ronaldo'

English Premier League

A former Tottenham Hotspur coach has slammed Ralf Rangnick's tactics and "an over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo" after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Monday night.

Despite starting a star-studded team, the Red Devils needed a second-half equaliser from Edinson Cavani to cancel Allan Saint-Maximin's opener for the Magpies on the night

Scroll through the gallery above to see United in action against Newcastle on Monday

If United had secured the three points, they would have moved up the table to fifth position, but the draw has put a dent in their hopes of securing a top-four spot, which would guarantee UEFA Champions League qualification for the 2022/23 season. 

Following this setback for Rangnick's men, former Aston Villa and Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has slated the German coach's impact or lack thereof on the Manchester side's attack. 

"When you look at the two teams, on paper I would give Newcastle absolutely no chance and they should have no chance," the 52-year-old told Premier League Productions after the match.

"You know it's alright doing all this work about the high press, and out of possession winning the ball back, but they need to have some patterns in possession and start creating some chances.

"You can't just rely on your world-class players, what you certainly have. They don't look world-class at the moment but they've got good players, very very good players, but you can't just rely on them to win you the game.

"You can't rely on Ronaldo all of the time to step up and Bruno Fernandes, you know you have to have some philosophy about how you're going to create chances.  

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"Where's the rotation? Where's the movement? It's always static, you know. They've relied on another world-class player coming on in Cavani to give them a focal point and give them a threat going forward.

"But like i say, it's easy to coach out of possession but they need to start getting some patterns in possession and some movement.

"I saw nothing there tonight, I was really disappointed and it's like I said at half-time, if that was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge here tonight, it would have been... fans would be screaming that he's not good enough, he hasn't got any experience.

"I see absolutely no improvement and it's been three games now, four with one Champions League game."  

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