Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick has blamed Atletico Madrid’s antics and poor officiating from the referee for their defeat and crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Manchester United’s hopes of claiming any trophy this season have ended after they crashed out of the Champions League in the round of sixteen at Old Trafford, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Renan Lodi’s first-half header was the only goal in the second leg clash at Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick started the game brightly in the first-half but could not hold on to that for a long time, with a counter-attack by the visitors putting them 1-0 behind.
And Rangnick noted that the Spanish side were busy lying on the floor and wasting the time while also slamming the officiating, particularly condemning the referee’s decision to add only four minutes after normal time.
“It was hard in the second half and always interrupted,” he told BT Sport.
“There was always somebody lying on the floor.
“I would also say some curious refereeing decisions. I wouldn’t say they were decisive but at least he fell too often for those time-wasting antics and four minutes at the end added on was a joke for me.”