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Manchester United needed it and appeared: Cristiano Ronaldo, with a goal and an assist, led a vital and soulful victory ante el Tottenham Hotspur (0-3) that saves the head of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Portuguese ended a losing streak of four league games without scoring, He handed the second on a tray to Edinson Cavani and, even, the VAR canceled the double for offside.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned when they claimed him and he did it to rescue a friend, whom he hugged at minute 70 when he was substituted, showing his total loyalty to the club and the legends that represent him.
With his position on the wire, Solskjaer revolutionized the scheme to do something unprecedented at United: put three centrals and play with two lanes. As if he were saying “if you are going to bring Antonio Conte to do this, I will do it.” The result did not change the thickness of the equipment, but it did give them some solidity. Either it was the system or it was an elusive, harmless Tottenham Hotspur booed by its fans.
Even so, they had two to put the rope to Solskjaer: a one-on-one by Son, which the South Korean finished high, and a goal disallowed by Cristian Romero, in a corner for offside.
Cristiano Ronaldo goal
The game was worth studying and the only glimmer of quality was given by Cristiano. The Portuguese had not appeared much until minute 39: Fantastic cross by Bruno Fernandes, error in the mark by Ben Davies and Cristiano’s volley to the net. Fourth goal in the Premier, breaks the streak of four league games without scoring and something else.
The goal provoked the ire of North London, who he booed his players at halftime and that strongly abronó Lucas Moura, when this was the first change of the second part.
In the meantime, Cristiano had time to do the second with a blow to the squad, but he was ahead of the defense at the start of the play. The lineman caught him.
When Tottenham would no longer be saved, it was with a silly skipp loss in the center of the field. Bruno Fernandes stole his wallet, who waited for the arrival of reinforcements in three quarters. When Cristiano appeared, he gave him the ball. He threw a feint and leaked a millimeter pass to Cavani so that he faced Lloris and gently tap the ball over the French.
Work done for Cristiano, who went to rest twenty minutes from the end. Hug with Solskjaer, little verbal exchange and the three points for Old Trafford. Liverpool’s 0-5 already hurts less.
Manchester United win
To round off the win, Marcus Rashford, who had replaced Cristiano Ronaldo, converted the third after Nemanja Matic took advantage of another hole in the Spurs defense.
The Red Devils place fifth, in Europa League positions, with 17 points, while the one who remains touched is Nuno Espirito Santo, who is eighth with Tottenham with 15 units.
0 – Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Emerson, Romero, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Skipp (Ndombele, m.66), Lo Celso (Alli, m.73); Moura (Bergwijn, m.54), Son and Kane.
3 – Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Fernandes (Matic, m.76); Cristiano (Rashford, m.71) y Cavani (Lingard, m.82).
Goals: 0-1. Cristiano, m.39, 0-2. Cavani, m.64 y 0-3. Rashford, m.87.
Referee: Stuart Attwell admonished Davies (m.78) and Romero (m.93) by the locals and Maguire (m.22), Shaw (m.19) and Fred (m.74) by the visitors.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the tenth day of the Premier League played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London before 60,356 spectators.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.