Ronaldo has been a headache for man united since the beginning of the summer due to his desire to leave and subsequent inability to find a new team.
People speculated that one of the reasons the 37-year-old wasn’t selected in the summer draft was because great teams tend to press from the front, which is something he is thought to be incapable of.
This season, Ten Hag has primarily used him as a substitute, even starting Christian Eriksen in the false nine role against Brighton on the opening weekend.
In order to end Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season on Sunday, Ronaldo was once more substituted in for goal-scoring rookie Antony.
And one video demonstrates that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner can certainly play the manner the new manager desires, as he assisted in setting up a fantastic opportunity by placing Aaron Ramsdale under extreme pressure.
After coming off the bench, the forward had 30 minutes to make a difference. Although he didn’t score or help his teammates, he was a great presence up front.
Marcus Rashford was able to get into space thanks to his movement and runs, continuing his stellar start to the season with two goals.
Without a doubt, the fact that United’s opponents completely opened up in the second half as they chased a game that they occasionally controlled was advantageous to them.
Ronaldo wasn’t involved at that point, but he did close down Ramsdale, prevent Ramsdale from scoring if Fred’s pass had reached him, and flick on a wonderful ball for the Brazilian late in the game. Another video shows all of Fred’s outstanding work.
After the game, Martin Odegaard was found to have fouled Eriksen in the build-up, which resulted in the visitors’ first-half goal being disallowed.
While serving as a pundit for Sky Sport alongside Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Paul Merson, Roy Keane expressed his opinion that the goal should have likely stood.
But the Irishman also ripped Mikel Arteta out for complaining about the choice, calling the Arsenal manager a “sore loser.”
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