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Manchester United: Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves proven WRONG over 10-game winning streak

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Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves are proven WRONG as both predicted Manchester United would WIN their first 10 Premier League games under Ralf Rangnick… but interim manager sees his side draw 1-1 at Newcastle

  • Ralf Rangnick was appointed as Manchester United interim manager last month
  • Rangnick’s first game in charge saw the Red Devils beat Crystal Palace 1-0
  • Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves predicted they’d go on a winning streak
  • However, United drew 1-1 at Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night 


Hindsight is a wonderful thing and that phrase applies to Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves after their bold predictions about Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick have already hit a snag.

Rangnick was appointed as interim manager of the Red Devils until the end of the season on November 29 – replacing the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The German got off to a bright start with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on December 5 – with many noting an instant change of mentality within the Red Devils as they looked to press the opposition more.

Rio Ferdinand has seen his prediction about Manchester United proven wrong

As has Owen Hargreaves

Rio Ferdinand (left) and Owen Hargreaves have seen their predictions about Man United wrong

They predicted United would go on a 10-game winning streak after beating Crystal Palace

They predicted United would go on a 10-game winning streak after beating Crystal Palace

Following that display, an enthusiastic Ferdinand and Hargreaves predicted that their former side would now enjoy a 10-game winning streak in the Premier League.

‘You look at that (fixture list) and think wow, there’s not many there that would frighten you or put you on the back foot,’ Ferdinand said.

‘They’ve got to go into that thinking they could come out of the final game against Southampton in a really, really good position.’

Hargreaves then backed up Ferdinand’s sentiments by adding: ‘That is win, win, win, win, win… it should be thirty points. No, seriously.’

‘You’d hope so,’ Ferdinand concluded to his fellow BT Sport pundit.

Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half penalty saw United scrap past Norwich 1-0 on December 11

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half penalty saw United scrap past Norwich 1-0 on December 11

Their words were vindicated in the following fixture on December 11 when they scraped to a 1-0 win at Norwich, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

However, their prediction came crashing down on Monday night when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle following a disappointing display.

After dropping two points at St. James’ Park, United sit seventh in the Premier League table – seven points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, although they do have two games in hand.

However, United dropped two points on Monday night as they drew 1-1 at Newcastle United

However, United dropped two points on Monday night as they drew 1-1 at Newcastle United

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