- Cristiano Ronaldo Left Out of Man United’s Thrashing to City in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo Left Out of Man United’s Thrashing to City in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench by Eric ten Hag on Saturday, as Manchester United were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City. The Portuguese international was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium, with United 4-0 down at halftime. Instead, he was replaced by Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Fred, Casemiro and Luke Shaw. Afterward, ten Hag claimed that the Portuguese forward had no right to be humiliated by Pep Guardiola. Despite Ronaldo’s absence, Manchester City were able to score six goals, including a hat-trick from Erling Haaland.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s form in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo’s form in the competition has been impressive for Real Madrid this season. He scored 24 goals in the Premier League, and finished third in the scoring charts. In total, he has now scored 142 goals in the Champions League. Cristiano is 37 years old and is still one of the best players in the world.
Ronaldo has already won three Champions League finals. He scored the opening goal in the 2008 final against Chelsea and then converted a penalty in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid. With his excellent form, Real Madrid went on to win their eleventh Champions League. In the final, Real beat Atletico Madrid on penalties, ensuring that they won the competition for the second time in as many seasons.
Rashford’s potential future at Manchester United
With 18 months to go on his current Manchester United contract, Rashford is thought to be considering his future. Although he hasn’t made a decision yet, he is currently focused on getting back into the starting XI. The striker, however, hasn’t been able to find his best form this season. The arrival of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo has also hampered his progress.
United are now likely to appoint a new manager ahead of the new season, and Rashford’s future may be influenced by the person appointed to succeed Ralph Rangnick. Rashford has not started a Premier League match since February 12 and could be affected by the new manager’s decision.
Roy Keane’s comments on Cristiano Ronaldo’s form in the Premier League
During his FA Cup coverage, Roy Keane hit back at the critics of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Premier League form. The Portuguese star has come under fire for his lack of pressing and effort without the ball. Keane said that if Ronaldo doesn’t improve his form he may struggle to stay in the team. He believes that the player needs to mature and become a better leader if he is to continue playing in the Premier League.
“We need a different approach,” said Keane. The former Manchester United midfielder was less angry after his team’s 2-0 win against Chelsea. “We need to win more games like this,” said the former England international.
Rashford’s comments about his future at Old Trafford
The young and dynamic Rashford is thinking about his future at Manchester United, but is he going to stay? After a disappointing season at Manchester United, Rashford’s market value has dropped from EUR85 million in December 2021 to EUR60 million today. However, despite his lacklustre form, he has spoken positively about the new owners and believes he can improve his form under the new manager Jimmy Ten Hag.
It’s hard to argue with the talent of the English top-flight. Not so long ago, Rashford was a star in the making at Manchester United, and many considered him one of the best young talents in Europe. Last season, he scored 17 league goals and made nine assists. In the next season, he is on track to score 22 goals and provide nine assists.