Manchester United or MU welcomed the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo against Newcastle. The Red Devils won 4-1 in the fourth week of the Premier League which took place at Old Trafford, Sunday 11 September 2021.
Unfortunately, Ronaldo’s first goal was reportedly missed by his agent Jorge Mendes. At that time, he did not see his goal because he was busy making a cup of tea and was seen talking on the phone during the break.
One spectator commented that he might check Ronaldo’s goal bonus, after the 36-year-old, is now set to start the campaign well.
Jorge Mendes brokered Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. And, it was a good day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as they secured a convincing win.
United did go into the game looking for a third win in four Premier League games, having beaten Leeds and Wolves.
And, inevitably, Ronaldo was the star of the show. Buoyed by the home fans, the Portugal international scored twice on his second debut for the club after returning from Juventus.
Now it will be interesting to see how his stint with the Red Devils goes well. The reason is, Ronaldo has entered the twilight years of his career at this time, so of course his game will be different from the past.
United’s next match is to face FC Young Boys in the Champions League, a tournament they haven’t won since Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
Previously, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did let Ronaldo play the full game in his first match for the Red Devils after 12 years. As reported by Goal.com, Solskjaer admitted that he did not want to replace Ronaldo unless the player wanted it.
He needs minutes to play, he (has) lost some Juventus and Portugal games, he needs to get 90 minutes to play,” Solskjaer said, quoted by Goal.com.
Manchester United Manager Will Not Always Play Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘s second debut with Manchester United or MU in the English League was a success. He scored two goals to help Man Utd win 4-1 over Newcastle United at Old Trafford, Saturday (11/9/2021).
However, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he would not always play Ronaldo in every game. There were times when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t play.
“It’s not impossible to leave him,” said Solksjaer of Ronaldo as United prepare to compete in the Champions League as quoted by Sportskeeda .
“He’s 36 years old. I have to manage the minutes he plays and I have to manage the minutes the 36-year-olds play.”
“The other thing with Cristiano is that he takes great care of himself. I know he will recover quickly. Of course, it’s important for us to get everyone up and running and get him up and running,” said the Norwegian tactician.
On this occasion, Solskjaer also spoke about Jesse Lingard’s role in the United team. The 28-year-old attacking midfielder returns to Old Traffrod from his impressive loan spell with West Ham United last season.
“He was allowed to leave (on loan). I was able to keep him because I know how good he is. But he showed everyone with West Ham and England what kind of player he is.”
“He is a Manchester United fan. He has grown up in the Man United shirt since he was a baby, so I am very happy for him and he is a top top player and person,” said Solskjaer.
-1 win over Newcastle brought Manchester United to the top of the Premier League standings. The Red Devils have 10 points from four matches.
Actual points are the same as Chelsea and Liverpool. However, the 20-time Premier League champions excel in goal productivity.