MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is aware of the gap that exists between the Red Devils and Premier League leaders Manchester City after two goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez gave the opponents a 4-1 victory earlier this morning.
City have re-established their six-point lead over Liverpool and 22 points ahead of United, whose chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League are fading.
Rangnick’s side are currently trailing Arsenal in fourth place with the opposition still having three games in hand.
“It’s a tough match that shows we need a long time to narrow the gap that exists,” the German operator said.
“Everyone knows how good they are. They are one of the top teams in the world and there is a gap between the two teams.”
Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, concluded that there are differences in aspects of desire as well as quality between the two teams.
“The biggest success for me as a manager was that after three Premier League titles we kept running like before, and were there to keep trying (to win the league) again,” he said.