Ralf Rangnick desires Man Utd followers to be “12th and 13th man” within the Atletico match

Ralf Rangnick has urged Manchester United supporters to do their finest to encourage the crew to victory in Tuesday’s Champions League match in opposition to Atletico Madrid.

United have been second finest in the primary spherical in Spain however took a 1-1 draw due to a late purpose from Anthony Elanga, and and not using a rule of away objectives today, the recreation is about as properly balanced as potential.

With a uncommon place within the quarter-finals of the competitors – United have solely come this far twice since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013 – Rangnick challenged followers to present gamers the additional increase they want.

“Just like in the game against Spurs, we need our players and supporters to be in top form on Tuesday night,” Rangnick stated.

“Our supporters play an important role and there is always a very special atmosphere at Old Trafford – even more so for international [European] game. They can be our 12th and 13th players on the field and make a difference. In the end, it’s up to us, we have to create those moments and then the rest comes from our fantastic supporters.

– The supporters are the ones we can trust and what energy it is [comes from them] is up to us. Antonio Conte said on Saturday that it was a very difficult atmosphere for them to play and that is probably one of the biggest compliments you can get: if the opponent says it after the match. “

Left-back Alex Telles additionally echoed that feeling and insisted that the gamers really feel higher when the followers are on their facet.

“The support is extremely important,” he added. “If we play nicely, the followers will at all times be behind us. We really feel that once we are at dwelling.

“We have incredible followers – they’re very constructive and we react positively to that. That’s the way it was in opposition to Spurs and I feel it should be the identical in opposition to Atletico: we’re actually joyful with the followers.”

United anticipate to have Bruno Fernandes again after getting back from a Covid-related absence and participating in Monday’s coaching session, whereas Luke Shaw can be set to return after coaching twice with the crew.

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