September 28, 2021 || 7:47 pm

Solskjaer to enforce ‘harsh’ Man Utd change in Ronaldo, Fernandes shake-up

Ole Gunnar Solskj’aer has been tipped to be pro-active and make a quick alteratio’n at M’an Utd that dire’ctly involves Cristiano Rona’ldo and Bru’no Fernandes.

After a blis:tering sta’rt to the season, Man Utd ha:ve been brought b:ack do:wn to earth in recent we:eks. 3 defe’ats have been suffered in their last four matches. Their sole vic’tory in that run – a 2-1 win over West Ha’m – owed everything to a last-‘minu’te David de Gea pen’alty save.


Their fortu’nes reve’rsed in dram’atic fash’ion in the’ir most recent encou’nter.

After vehement protestation about his side’s inability to win penalties thanks in his mind to Jurgen Klopp, Sols’kjaer fin’ally saw his side awa’rded their first spot-kic’k of the season versus Aston Vill’a on Satur’day.

Howe’ver, with a mat’ch-saving ‘opport’unity at hand, Fernandes uncharact’eristically blazed his effort over the crossbar.


The playma’ker has been a reli’able source of goals from the spot. Though that did not sto’p ca’lls for Ronaldo to ass’ume the penalty-taking duties upon his ret’urn to Old Traffor’d.

And speaking to Caug’ht Offside, former Man Utd midfielder Luke Chadw’ick reck’ons Solsk’jaer will be pro-active and in’stall R’onaldo as the No. 1 penalty taker.


“I thi’nk now Ron’aldo will be first choice on pena’lties,” said Chad’wick.


“I wasn’t hu’gely surp’rised to see Ferna’ndes taki’ng it, he’s got a fanta’stic rec”ord. They’re both big chara’cters, no 1 kicked up a fuss, it was probably a decision made before’hand.

“What surprise’d me was how poor the pena’lty was – some’one with his tech’nical abi’lity shoul’dn’t be smashi’ng it over the bar.

“I thi’nk now if Rona’ld’o is on the pitch he’ll take the penalties. It might be bit har’sh on Fernandes, but Ron’aldo was born’ to score goals. I would’n’t be surprise’d if he’ll be the main pen’alty taker now.”

Neville decla’res why Man Utd won’t win Prem

Meanw’hile, Ga’ry Neville claims Man Utd can for’get any hopes of winn’ing the Pre’mier Leagu’e title this season after citing a harsh reason why they fal’l short compared to Live’rpool, Chelsea and Man C’ity.

“I said it even when’ they were winning, even wh’en [Cristiano] Ronal’do scored, th’ey don’t play well enou’gh as a te’am to win this league in my vi’ew. They don’t play well enough as a team,” Neville said on his.

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