- Manchester City – Manchester United 6-3
Manchester (Dagbladet): While Erling Braut Haaland played chaos and scored three goals, Cristiano Ronaldo was completely overshadowed by the match between Manchester United and Manchester City on Sunday.
Get ready after the break for a concert by the City fans. Then he went and sat on the bench again. There was no use for him this time either. The team used five more reserves.
The 37-year-old – who believes he can still win the Champions League – was publicly humiliated as City won 6-3.
Coach Eric Ten Hag had a different version then. But Sky Sports expert Roy Keane has no doubts:
I think Manchester United show Ronaldo a lack of respect. The former United player told English television viewers that they should have let him go before the transfer window closed.
– Well, you are a manager and you need replacements. But you don’t prevent Ronaldo from sitting on the bench. He is one of the greatest players of all time.
Play in one or two matches in Europe. This only gets uglier as the season progresses.
Dagbladet himself witnessed the session in which Ronaldo warmed up. He cast long glances on the field. There he saw Haaland who had been devastated by strength and power – and had taken over the Etihad Stadium with force.
Once Ronaldo was there himself. Sunday was just a sad sight.
The 37-year-old wanted to leave this summer. He wanted to go to a club where he could play in the Champions League, but that went down the drain. It is not known why this happened. Now is the next opportunity to disappear after the New Year.
Erik ten Hag had a strange explanation for why Ronaldo didn’t let it go when the question was asked at the post-match press conference.
– He said I didn’t want to take him to the field out of respect for his great career.
But Kane swings the whip:
If he stays on the bench a week a week, it gets uglier. And he declares, I think United have shown nothing but disrespect.
– He had options, I know that. Leaving Ronaldo on the bench is absurd for a player of his stature.
The former star is not considered good enough under pressure from United. This rejects Kane.
People are obsessed with pressing matches. If you pass the ball in the correct areas, Ronaldo will score.
The only goal so far this season has come against FC Sheriff in the Europa League.
Shame, English TV personality Piers Morgan writes on Twitter about the King of the Bench.
United plays away to Everton in the next round of the league. On Thursday, Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus awaits in the Europa League.
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