Manchester United: What has Cristiano Ronaldo done since his return to the club?
The 36-yea’r-old Cristiano Ron’aldo was boug’ht by Manch’ester Unite’d this year (2021) for 15 milli’on eur’os from t’he Italian club Juven’tus to change Man’cheste’r United’s fortunes but looks like nothing has chang’ed so far for the club.
Not long ago, they got th’umped by Liverpool 5-0 and on Satu”rday (6 November), they we’re dominated by rivals Manch’ester City in the derby game in t’erms of possession and passes. City out’played and out-classed Manchester United in every ”.
Manchester Unit’ed supporters are thanking goal-ke’eper David De Gea for his crucia’l saves in the derby game alth’ough the Manchester Unit’ed attack managed only 1 shot on target in the whole game by Cri’stiano Ronaldo.
What has Cristi’ano Ronaldo done for Manch’ester United since his arri’val?
Cristiano after his retu’rn to Old Trafford has given everythi’ng possible for his team, sco’ring 9 goals in 11 gam’es he has played but couldn’t make an im’pact this Saturday in the cla’sh against Manchester City’ as his team was dominated by the ch’ampions.
The 36-year-old si’nce his arrival has also been awa’rded Manchester Uni’ted Player-of-the-month twice for Sept’ember and October, which cle’arly underlines the fact that the tea’m is lacking the pace to matc’h his standards and provide hi’m with the service he deserves.
In Champions Lea’gue, he has already saved Ma’nchester United twice by scoring 2 late-winners against Italian side Ata’lanta, one where United w’ere headed for a draw but tha’nks to him scoring in the 81st minutes of the ga’me, the team won 3-2 at ho’me.
In the away-follow-up fix’ture, Atalanta looked for re’venge as both times they we’re the lead takers and Man’chester United were 2-1 dow’n until Ronaldo scored a late vol’ley fro’m outside the box in injury ti’me (90+1) to settle for a draw an’d take a point home inst’ead of givi’ng 3 to Atalanta.
Manchester United last w’on a title in 2017 (UEFA Eur’opa League) and Premier Leagu’e in 2013 but coach Ole Gunnar Solsk’jaer still believes that his team can tur’n around this season as they have ple’nty of matches left and ha’ve depth in their squad to com’e back stronger.
The next challe’nge for Manchester United in the Pre’mier League is Watford (20 Nove’mber) and Spanish side Vill’areal in the Champions Leag’ue (23 November).