Speaking to Sky Sports, Ralf Rangnick said: “We showed a good reaction in the second half, and it was a great finish from Cristiano Ronaldo. In the first half we had our problems and we needed a few great saves from David de Gea.
“Second half we did better and we got more control. You could see they are a top team, no coincidence they won the Champions League and we don’t have much confidence and had eight players missing.
“Although it was still a lucky draw, we earned it. At times we saw the gap, but they played with their best XI and we had players missing. We have problems with defending, not compact enough and not physical enough.
Manchester United were lucky to concede just one goal against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday and 37-year-old Ronaldo was there to bail the Red Devils out once again.
The 1–1 draw against the Blues at Old Trafford means that Rangnick’s men have conceded eight goals in their last three Premier League games (also four against Liverpool and three against Arsenal).