Football England – Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United’s fatal mistake
Cristiano Ronaldo’s convincing return did not allow Manchester United to achieve the hoped-for start to the season. For Paul Merson, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been fired because of the recruitment of the Portuguese star.
In the last days of the transfer window, Cristiano Ronaldo was heading straight for Manchester City. But it was ultimately the Red Devils, who managed to record his return to the club. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has won an exceptional player, able to make a difference at any time. CR7 proved it against Villarreal or against Atlanta. But incorporating it into a system is not necessarily easy. Despite the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United had a series of poor results, until the last heavy defeat against Watford last Saturday (4-1). Fatale, for Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Speaking to Sky Sports, Paul Merson believes this incredible last-minute transfer actually sealed the Norwegian coach’s fate.
He’s been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he’s been my coach since I came back to Man. United. But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him.
Good luck, my friend!
You deserve it! pic.twitter.com/pdm7RXr2RX
– Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 22, 2021
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“On the last day of the transfer window, they signed Ronaldo and it ruined all the work. They did not improve with him. United want to be a counterattack team and with Cristiano you can’t do that. Bruno Fernandes, the team’s best player, barely touches the ball anymore. All this made Solskjaer fail. He’s one of the best in the world. But he is the Achilles heel of his team. If United want to win they have to play as a team, they don’t need someone with 20 goals ”, dropped the ex-Arsenal player and English international. If Cristiano Ronaldo may have subconsciously put a strain on Ole Gunnar Solskjær, he did not fail to pay tribute to him on social networks. “Ole is an exceptional human being. I wish him the best in all that his life has reserved for him ”, wrote nicely Ronaldo, who will now have to deal with a former teammate, the interim Mickael Carrick.