Ralf Rangnick gives his opinion on Diego Simeone ahead of their Champions League clash

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick expects an emotional atmosphere as United visits Madrid for their UCL clash.

Ralf Rangnick faces long term Atletico manager Diego Simeone for the first time in his career. Manchester United and Atletico Madrid face each other after 31 long years. A lot has changed since then.

“Diego Simeone is probably one of the best emotional managers in Europe. The style of the way his teams have always performed reflects those emotions that he brings to the team,” said the United manager in his recent interview as it was streamed live on Man United official app and website and reported by BBC Sport.


Manchester United expects a emotional and a physical side from the colchorenos as quoted by Ralf Rangnick. He conceded that his team must prepare for a “hostile atmosphere” by the Spanish titans for their round of 16 in the champions league.

Diego Simeone helped Atletico Madrid to the La Liga crown last season. But when it comes to this season, Atletico Madrid has been struggling to defend their La Liga title as they stand 5th on the points table. With star studded experienced players like Luis Suarez, Koke, and young talent Joao Felix , Atletico Madrid is a complete team to play against. Jan Oblak, goalkeeper of the Spanish side is said to be ‘The Wall’ and has to be the player to watch for Ralf’s Team. Atletico Madrid is a team that comes with a lot of energy, aggression and as said by the United boss himself “EMOTION”.

When it comes to players, Simeone’s side has to watch, there is a name that needs no introduction. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain to play against his favorite club according to not just the numbers but also because of the moments he had against the Spanish side.

Overall, this match is a must watch if you are looking forward to watch good football.