Solskjaer was criticized during the fall with several disappointing results. Topped the 0-5 loss against Liverpool at the end of October.
But the win over Tottenham this weekend was followed by 2-2 against Atalanta Tuesday night relieved the pressure.
Following Tuesday’s draw, the superstar thanked Cristiano Ronaldo, who secured one point.
Cristiano is amazing. If there’s anyone you want to have that chance at the last minute, it’s him, Solskjær said after the match.
The Portuguese scored the crucial 1-0 pressure off Solskjær against Tottenham, and he has two late goals in winning the Champions League earlier this fall.
Another poor performance
Football writer Mark Ogden, who is one of those who follow Manchester United closely, believes Ronaldo is hiding Solskjaer and Manchester United’s major flaws.
Ronaldo hasn’t returned to Manchester United to save Solskjaer’s job, but now he’s doing it on his own. Another poor performance by Manchester United was a two-goal save by Ronaldo, writes Ogden after the match, and continues:
As a great team or a great manager, you can’t stand this. That the team’s hope alone hangs on the shoulders of the man. Ogden wrote that they are lucky that Ronaldo currently plays Superman.
Don’t get away with it forever
Manchester United were under Bergamo twice, and Atalanta appeared to have good control until the overtime goal. Even Ronaldo admitted in post-match interviews that they were somewhat lucky to get points.
Manchester United chased the goal in dismay again, it’s a recurring theme under Solskjaer. They have no control over the game or any clear plan. Ogden writes that this is to give it all and hope it works.
He compares how rivals Manchester City and Liverpool control their matches.
– As long as Ronaldo is in good shape, he may continue to get lucky, but sooner or later he has to break the code and show that he handles tactics at this level. He’s not running away forever, and Ogden concludes his comment.
The writer is supported by former Arsenal player, Sky Sports expert Paul Merson.
– They got a score, and this ensures that they will probably qualify for the playoffs, but that only hides the gaps for now. But we see that as long as they have Ronaldo on the field, they always have a chance, he analyzes Sky Sports.
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