Ranieri bracing up to end Uniteds unbeaten run

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first_imgClaudio Ranieri does not lack the motivation when it comes to playing Manchester United as he bids to end their unbeaten run.The Red Devils have not lost any of their 10 matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became Mourinho’s interim successor in December.The Norwegian has received plaudits for his style of play which has seen United back in contention for a Champions League position just two points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.In contrast, Saturday’s opponent Fulham are in a relegation battle and have won only once in their last five league games, but Ranieri fancies his side’s chances.“We must be positive and have to fight,” Ranieri told reporters. “If we don’t fight and lose, you lose before you play.“It’s not tragedy, it’s football. We used to fight. If the opponent is better, well done to them. I want to see my players fight until the end. My fans will be happy seeing the players fight for every ball.“Sooner or later they [United] have to lose. Why not against us?”Ranieri admits Solskjaer is doing enough to land the job on a full-time basis, despite acknowledging United’s unbeaten run has an end date.He wants “soldiers”.Claudio Ranieri says his Fulham side for ready for a fight as Manchester United arrive at Craven Cottage this weekend.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.👉 https://t.co/u5eJ5D4KOf pic.twitter.com/acjfJNwEit— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 7, 2019“He deserves it at the moment,” Ranieri disclosed via FourFourTwo. “He shows the players are with him. Manchester has changed the mentality, why not?“The result speaks for him. All victories and one draw, the players change their mind, more involved and they are fighting together.”The Italian boss is wary of the threat of Anthony Martial knowing him fully well in his Monaco days.“I signed him for £5 million, it was good business,” the Italian said. “He was very fantastic. I watched him during an under-22s match against Monaco [playing for Lyon] and was impressed.“When the chance came to buy him, I said, ‘Take this guy, because for me he could have a good future’. He came to Manchester and well done to him.“He’s very good. He can dribble, [he’s] strong, fast. There are so many good players [in the United team] – [Paul] Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford, so many. We must be concentrated and strong, positive to show our personality during the game.”last_img

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