The enthusiasm for Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United was dampened by the surprise loss to Young Boys (2-1), in the Champions League.
In Italy, we are convinced of this. The desires of Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Juventus are rooted in the team’s repeated failures in the Champions League. At 36, the Portuguese indeed knows that time flies and he seems obsessed with a sixth victory and why not a sixth Ballon d’Or, in order to catch up with his rival Lionel Messi. He thus charged Jorge Mendes to find him a club capable of offering him all this during the last transfer window and after having discussed with Paris Saint-Germain, as we revealed to you on le10sport.com, he put his suitcases to Manchester United. A comeback that has fascinated the British tabloids and especially the fans of the Red Devils, who have lived through difficult years lately. With Cristiano Ronaldo everything changes for Manchester United, who would now aim for an unexpected title in the Premier League and a Champions League won for the last time in 2008.
Cristiano Ronaldo alone in the world ?
The Premier League debut has been an idyllic one for Cristiano Ronaldo. After scoring a brace, the Portuguese played a large part in the home victory of Manchester United against Newcastle (4-1). In the Champions League, however, that’s a different story. The Red Devils, reduced to eleven after the expulsion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka , have indeed broken their teeth on the Young Boys for the first day of the European competition (2-1)! A defeat that goes beyond the misstep for Il Corriere dello Sport, who analyzed the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on the game. As always, the forward was decisive and scored the only goal for his team, but after … nothing. Completely isolated after the expulsion, he was never put in a good position by Paul Pogba or even Bruno Fernandes, much too low on the pitch.
“If I was the coach, to be honest I would have told him to sit down”
Rarely enough, Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced during this Champions League meeting. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has indeed decided to bring out his star in favor of Jesse Lingard … but the show Ronaldo continued on the edge of the key. The Portuguese was indeed very active, giving instructions and advice to his teammates on the pitch, seeming to almost encroach on his manager’s ground. Images that reminded some of the Euro 2016 final, but Rio Ferdinand did not like it. “If I were the coach, to be honest I would have told him to sit down,” said former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo , now a consultant for BT Sport, before moving on. show more understanding. “He’s obsessed with winning and he can’t help it. If that means he has to come to the coach’s side to give instructions, so be it. “