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And where are all these clueless people bashing Ronaldo last couple of days/week? Of course 6 goals in 8 games (without penalties, where most of them are crucial/winning goals too) in best league+best competition is very bad return, isn’t it?

What a bunch of clueless clowns.
 

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Great headed goal.

Only got to watch the extended highlights but I hope that some of these 1 vs 1 chances he seems to hit at the goalkeeper stops and turns to important added goals. I'd like him to turn back to the hattrick/duo Version of Ronaldo more than single goal a match.
 
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But I thought he was the problem. What a header!
Too bad for 2 chances missed but he made up for it. Not only that but he left his heart out there. At times was even involved as a left back, tracking their players, releasing himself for a pass, working for the team relentlessly.
 

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He needs to play alongside Cavani so he can have more of a free role and have more of an impact. He's wasted playing as a lone striker at least with the letargic football Manchester United plays and the poor service.
 

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And where are all these clueless people bashing Ronaldo last couple of days/week? Of course 6 goals in 8 games (without penalties, where most of them are crucial/winning goals too) in best league+best competition is very bad return, isn’t it?

What a bunch of clueless clowns.
I didnt even bother to comment on Ronaldo for a while now, but there is something deliciously ironic about someone who proclaimed that he would cheer for Ronaldo's goals even if he plays for City calling other people clowns.

And Ronaldo can perform reasonably well for his standard and still detrimental to the team in some aspects, those aren't mutually exclusive.
 

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If there's one player where the rest of the team should accomodate his lack of pressing, it's him. Create chances for him and he'll score. And ffs, someone ask our wingers and fullbacks to cross more accurately.
 

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And where are all these clueless people bashing Ronaldo last couple of days/week? Of course 6 goals in 8 games (without penalties, where most of them are crucial/winning goals too) in best league+best competition is very bad return, isn’t it?

What a bunch of clueless clowns.
I'm still here :keano: - I still think we play better with Cavani as the central most player. I didn't watch the match (only extra extended highlights) but apparently people saw it benefit Ronaldo too when Cavani came on as a Striker.

Better movement, interplay and pressing from Cavani. I value Ronaldo's goal and I always do. He is my Goat but I do still think it effects our game if he is playing by himself as the centre most player.

Ronaldo and Cavani can play together because Ronaldo has shown in his career that he had needed that type of striker before aswell (at United, Real Madrid, Juventus).

What did he do right in the game?

He scored a last 10 minute header that he could have easily done off the bench too - the problem is that he is not seen as a bench player (by fans/by himself).

He missed a clear early one vs one chance today that he should put on the back of the net if he is this pure poacher.

The other thing I liked is that he didn't stay still - he was not staying around as much in one position as before, he was seen in the RW and LW more and as such I got to see Rashford and Greenwood rotate towards central positions.

A good match winning goal however, I still value Cavani's influence to the central piece especially when Rashford has 2 goals on 2 games, Greenwood has 4 goals or he could be the partner to Ronaldo himself in a partnership.
 

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Yeah I don't know what other chances he had really besides the half chance on the turn with is left that was saved. Rashford and Fred were the real culprits of missed chances that I can remember.

Regardless, he's a monster in front of goal always and also brings a level of class and tidyness in his play that others lack in the side.
He had quite a few chances to be fair with the 1v1 that Bruno set up being the best one. I wouldn't call any of them wasted though, he just didn't score.
 

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You know what? Even though a midfielder probably would have been a much more sensible acquisition, i would still wanted us to go for Ronaldo.

We might not win shite this year, its proably going to be a long and painful season that ends with Ole getting the axe, but seeing Ronaldo back in red, just for a short while, is worth it

I was slacking off at work and watching highlights of the Newcastle game, Villareal and now Atalanta and seeing him turning up with descive goals like that makes it all worth it
 

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He's turning out to be exactly what we should have expected him to be. A moments player and a match-winner. It's fair to claim that he is also creating a balance issue within the team, but its unfair to claim that he is the only one responsible. I'm undecided right now on whether I prefer him or Cavani in the team, but it's still a buzz to see him in the shirt again.
 

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And where are all these clueless people bashing Ronaldo last couple of days/week? Of course 6 goals in 8 games (without penalties, where most of them are crucial/winning goals too) in best league+best competition is very bad return, isn’t it?

What a bunch of clueless clowns.
His goal last night doesn't prove that he isn't a problem, unless you also think that his performances against Villa\Everton\Leicester prove that he is a problem. The truth is in the middle somewhere I think. He can score winning goals, but he can also be a problem.

So far he's personally got a decent goal count but we're no better off for it than we were this time last year.
 

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Well the question now is, can he play games back to back.

He may be superhuman, a perfect specimen, whatever it is, he is old.
 

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Viva Ronaldoooooo! He leaps like a salmon with those neck muscles and hang time! What a performance from him even without the goal he had a great game! He was pressing, creating chances and even defending in the 90th minute! He also outpaced a few of those whipper snapper young Italian defenders. Can't believe he's 36. Like a fine wine

First headed goal for United in over 12 years. Longest drought ever!

If we can get Ronny crosses into the box he will score no defender can stop him! Not Dijk or anyone. Feed the GOAT and he will score. He's unstoppable and like Lineker said he's the best pure header of a football the game has ever seen. It was criminal not to put crosses into the box having signed the best header of the ball, we need to see more of it now it's another weapon we have to go long! That's why I hope Sancho plays the next game so we can get crosses from the right too! Greenwood's performance made me angry.. not just he played bad but the effort wasn't there, no tracking back and he's 20.. you seen more effort from Ronaldo and Cavani and they are mid 30s.. unforgivable!

Sancho can cross a ball just as good as Shaw did for Ronny's goal. So who wants to see those types of crosses coming into the box from both sides? Defenders won't know what to do! So excited to see Sancho start on the right with Ronny upfront. It'll be epic!

Imagine CR7 in a Moysie team he'd be on double figures for goals already! Still 6 goals in 8 games is not a bad return!
 
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He was linking up well with players around him. Definitely still more to come for him buildup-wise, but what a winner he continues to be, unbelievable really.
 

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His best game yet, got a good cross in, played some 1-2s, through balls and was much more involved. Like I said, Ronaldo at CF is not it, but when Cavani got on, his movement was much better. Ronaldo needs a striker wit him
 

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I didnt even bother to comment on Ronaldo for a while now, but there is something deliciously ironic about someone who proclaimed that he would cheer for Ronaldo's goals even if he plays for City calling other people clowns.

And Ronaldo can perform reasonably well for his standard and still detrimental to the team in some aspects, those aren't mutually exclusive.
Right let’s blame all our bad football and lack of style and build up play on Ronaldo. Of course those are the clowns I am referring as clueless.

He is scoring 6 in 8 and earn us many points in a disjointed team full of problems, where more do you want him to do here?
 
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His goal last night doesn't prove that he isn't a problem, unless you also think that his performances against Villa\Everton\Leicester prove that he is a problem. The truth is in the middle somewhere I think. He can score winning goals, but he can also be a problem.

So far he's personally got a decent goal count but we're no better off for it than we were this time last year.
His lack of pressing is a problem to us, even more so as we already have a bunch of lazy forwards in our squad. But it’s also a very known “issue” of his since his all conquering peak years during his 20s too, as similar to Messi’s well known “issue” of walking around with least coverage on pitch.

Point is, if we are looking for some strong presser with high workrate, but not a proven/best goalscorer/match winner, we should not go for him in first place. He already did exactly what we are paying him for - match winner, game decider, with plenty of goals, even though we are not providing him with enough service.
 
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I'm still here :keano: - I still think we play better with Cavani as the central most player. I didn't watch the match (only extra extended highlights) but apparently people saw it benefit Ronaldo too when Cavani came on as a Striker.

Better movement, interplay and pressing from Cavani. I value Ronaldo's goal and I always do. He is my Goat but I do still think it effects our game if he is playing by himself as the centre most player.

Ronaldo and Cavani can play together because Ronaldo has shown in his career that he had needed that type of striker before aswell (at United, Real Madrid, Juventus).

What did he do right in the game?

He scored a last 10 minute header that he could have easily done off the bench too - the problem is that he is not seen as a bench player (by fans/by himself).

He missed a clear early one vs one chance today that he should put on the back of the net if he is this pure poacher.

The other thing I liked is that he didn't stay still - he was not staying around as much in one position as before, he was seen in the RW and LW more and as such I got to see Rashford and Greenwood rotate towards central positions.

A good match winning goal however, I still value Cavani's influence to the central piece especially when Rashford has 2 goals on 2 games, Greenwood has 4 goals or he could be the partner to Ronaldo himself in a partnership.
I am thinking, maybe we could try playing Ronaldo on the left or right, and with Rashford and Greenwood to rotate, and we play Cavani as CF.

Greenwood Bruno Ronaldo
Cavani

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Ronaldo Bruno Rashford
Cavani​

Ronaldo can definitely get similar numbers, if not more, when he play as wing forward, plus it would suit his game better too.

I remember even at Juventus, he usually play as left wing forward, or sometimes as 2 of CF.

Don’t think he had played a lot of games as lone striker strictly playing with his back to goals. He could but that would usually limited his game.

 

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I am thinking, maybe we could try playing Ronaldo on the left or right, and with Rashford and Greenwood to rotate, and we play Cavani as CF.
I agree with this. Ronaldo playing off Cavani in the middle would be a sight to behold. But even if it works tremendously well, they can't possibly do this all season
 

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I agree with this. Ronaldo playing off Cavani in the middle would be a sight to behold. But even if it works tremendously well, they can't possibly do this all season
I fail to see why. Benzema and Lewandowski are 33 and playing the best football of their life. Ronaldo is a physical beast and Cavani doesn't appear to have lost a single step. This isn't 20 years ago when players were on their deathbed by 30. Most modern footballers are taking very good care of themselves and can easily play top-tier football in their 30's.
 

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I am thinking, maybe we could try playing Ronaldo on the left or right, and with Rashford and Greenwood to rotate, and we play Cavani as CF.

Greenwood Bruno Ronaldo
Cavani

or

Ronaldo Bruno Rashford
Cavani​

Ronaldo can definitely get similar numbers, if not more, when he play as wing forward, plus it would suit his game better too.

I remember even at Juventus, he usually play as left wing forward, or sometimes as 2 of CF.

Don’t think he had played a lot of games as lone striker strictly playing with his back to goals. He could but that would usually limited his game.

This is what I wanted too.

I wanted us to play a 4222 because it allows us to play our 2 best deep midfielders (mcfred), 2 best creative midfielders (pogba + Bruno, maybe even VDB) + 2 of the strikers who are most in form.

De Gea
AWB - Varane - Maguire - Shaw
Mctominay - Fred

Bruno - Pogba
Cavani - Ronaldo



Bruno drops deep and wide these days to put a cross in to Ronaldo anyway so he can do that to Cavani and Ronaldo but the fact that both him and Pogba get to play in front of McFred means they get a lot of freedom to do their thing and create.


Alternatively

De Gea
AWB - Varane - Lindelof - Telles
Matic - Fred

VDB - Sancho
Greenwood - Rashford

Shows the alternatives we have in the squad depending on forma and I feel like where they could play on heavy rotation for example - sancho as a LAM (which he kind of stands in that area at times), VDB gets to play further up. Partnerships in our forwards get to be created depending on who the best in form.
 

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That bit of skill toward the edge of the box on the right where he sat the defender on his arse before delivering a nice cross was so nostalgic. I wish our wide men would dribble to the byline more often and get good crosses in. Everything seems to revolve around the middle areas these days. Sancho and Rashford are more than capable of dribbling to the byline.
 

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Without Ronaldo, United would be sitting on 2 points with 2 draws. Now United is on 6 points with 2 wins.

What a difference he makes.
 

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I'm still here :keano: - I still think we play better with Cavani as the central most player. I didn't watch the match (only extra extended highlights) but apparently people saw it benefit Ronaldo too when Cavani came on as a Striker.
Yes Cavani helped him. Ronaldo is the better player and is a waste to have him playing as a central striker in a disjointed team that offers poor service. Ronaldo links up better when he is free to roam, it doesn't have to be Cavani but I think is the only one who can play like a lone striker.
 

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That bit of skill toward the edge of the box on the right where he sat the defender on his arse before delivering a nice cross was so nostalgic. I wish our wide men would dribble to the byline more often and get good crosses in. Everything seems to revolve around the middle areas these days. Sancho and Rashford are more than capable of dribbling to the byline.
Yes it was, wasn’t it. He was great yesterday. :drool:

Agree we should go to the byline more, the approach of to the byline and cutbacks are how City score 90% of their goals.
 

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I fail to see why. Benzema and Lewandowski are 33 and playing the best football of their life. Ronaldo is a physical beast and Cavani doesn't appear to have lost a single step. This isn't 20 years ago when players were on their deathbed by 30. Most modern footballers are taking very good care of themselves and can easily play top-tier football in their 30's.
Ronaldo can play almost every game because he doesn't press at all or really get involved in anything that would ever cause him any danger. Cavani runs like a dog, so he would struggle to recreate that in every game of the season. Ronaldo's reductionist style these days is repeatable match after match, for better or for worse.
 

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Ronaldo can play almost every game because he doesn't press at all or really get involved in anything that would ever cause him any danger. Cavani runs like a dog, so he would struggle to recreate that in every game of the season. Ronaldo's reductionist style these days is repeatable match after match, for better or for worse.
Well, it's down to the coaching to balance the two, isn't it? Cavani shouldn't run himself to death and neither should Ronaldo slag off. A proper coaching system would play both of them to their strengths. For example, Lukaku hardly presses as well, but he has a team to compensate for it. These things can be fixed with a proper system in play and I do know that it is simply a waste to use Ronaldo as a poacher.
 

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Right let’s blame all our bad football and lack of style and build up play on Ronaldo. Of course those are the clowns I am referring as clueless.

He is scoring 6 in 8 and earn us many points in a disjointed team full of problems, where more do you want him to do here?
I don't expect him to do anymore because I knew exactly what would happen with him playing CF. Even before the last international break I've called for Cavani to start as CF and Ronaldo on the left.

It's not his fault that he doesn't play CF for the majority of his career except for very short periods and performed best from a free role, but the fact remains that now that our coaching staff insists on playing him there, our football suffers because we have a pure poacher up top in addition to wide forwards who do very little defensive works themselves compared to the rest of the league.
 

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I fail to see why. Benzema and Lewandowski are 33 and playing the best football of their life. Ronaldo is a physical beast and Cavani doesn't appear to have lost a single step. This isn't 20 years ago when players were on their deathbed by 30. Most modern footballers are taking very good care of themselves and can easily play top-tier football in their 30's.
Ronaldo is 36
 

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Well, it's down to the coaching to balance the two, isn't it? Cavani shouldn't run himself to death and neither should Ronaldo slag off. A proper coaching system would play both of them to their strengths. For example, Lukaku hardly presses as well, but he has a team to compensate for it. These things can be fixed with a proper system in play and I do know that it is simply a waste to use Ronaldo as a poacher.
It's hardly about "running himself to death" or whatever extreme take it is that people want to use.