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Volumiza

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I can’t write him of just yet … I just can’t see him going down without a fight in what’s more than likely his last season at the very top level. He’ll know what’s coming and won’t want to go out with a whimper so I still think he’s capable of putting on an assault.
 

Irwin99

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I think EtH said he's getting there in terms of 100% fitness but he's still a bit to go. Hopefully the goal has done him good.

I wouldn't start him against City mind. Impact sub-like against Arsenal.
 

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There is a problem with Ronaldo. His game is way off ATM. Maybe because he has had no pre-season, but his touch is way off. He is trying to force it and is taking up positions that aren't helpful. Wingers don't want him running towards them, they need him in the six yard box. If he just played off the shoulder off the last defender, and attacked crosses or ran onto through balls, then he would be more of a danger, and would probably bag a few goals.
He needs someone to sit him down and teach him the art of playing as a veteran striker. He can still out jump defenders, he can still beat them over 10 yards, he can still anticipate where the ball will end up, and he can still find the back of the net. But running all over the place, trying to play as a 10, then popping up on the wing or by the corner flag. Get into the box FFS. We were completely in charge of that game tonight and he could have just goal hanged for the majority of the game and got himself a few from open play.

The best thing for him tonight was getting more minutes for his fitness and a goal for his confidence.
 

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I don't have a problem with him playing around 40% percent of our games. Martial as first choice when fit. Ronaldo or Rashford coming in as subs/rotation. The guy is 38, don't think he's finished quite yet but that's what you expect from a 38 year old footballer.
 

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I have no idea either, yet.
I can’t write him of just yet … I just can’t see him going down without a fight in what’s more than likely his last season at the very top level. He’ll know what’s coming and won’t want to go out with a whimper so I still think he’s capable of putting on an assault.
I don't doubt he lacks the will to fight. The only thing that can't be overcome is a physical decline unless, like Giggs, you totally change your game. It happened to Neville and to a lesser degree, Irwin.
 

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His reactions are so slow. He can't get in a position to shoot.
 

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Watching him play for United these days is excruciating. I hate it so much. Honestly think it’s starting to sour all the great memories I have of him during his first stint of the club. Such a shame that the memories of this version of Ronaldo will always be fresher.
 

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He's not as bad as he's been this season. He doesn't fit the style of play ETH wants, that's a known beforehand. But his level this season is as if he's not focused and desperately needed that pre-season. I certainly expect him to significantly up his game during our clustered schedule next month. He'll be needed every other game as a starter I assume.
 

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I don’t think Ronaldo cares much about Ten Hag’s project (he won’t be here long enough to enjoy the fruits of it anyway) or about Europa League, so I would imagine he’s focused solely on Qatar 2022.
 

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He was wearing a bit of stubble today; don’t think I’ve ever seen him like that, it’s clear he’s given up.
 

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So if you make a list of what this Ronaldo is good at, what's on it?

Finishing? Nope
Creating space for a shot? Nope
Build up play? Ha
Accurate passing? Sob
Threat on set pieces with his head? No longer

He's still world class at arm waving and looking disappointed though.
His finishing will come back. The defending/pressing his horrific and his link play is below average .

Good point on the set pieces. I hadn't noticed it but it's true he hasn't looked close to getting one unless I've forgotten one.
 

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He's finished.

Imagine if we had a player worth 500k a week instead of him in attack?

We improve massively with Martial taking his place. Imagine someone even better.

We've wasted so much money the past decade.
 

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He's finished.

Imagine if we had a player worth 500k a week instead of him in attack?

We improve massively with Martial taking his place. Imagine someone even better.

We've wasted so much money the past decade.
He is the last symbol of the Woodward galacticos era.
 

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I don't doubt he lacks the will to fight. The only thing that can't be overcome is a physical decline unless, like Giggs, you totally change your game. It happened to Neville and to a lesser degree, Irwin.
I agree, I just think his level this season will be higher than last night. Much higher.

We’d best hope so anyway because we’re stuck with him for the time being.
 

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It’s just a bit sad to see him doing a siu in front of fans he didn’t want to play for after scoring a penalty against a team he’s never heard of to take his goal tally for the season to one.
 

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Are we not getting that interview he promised? Or has that been forgotten about?
 

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson confirmed in one of his shows that he recently saw Ronaldo due to him struggling mentally with the death of his baby boy. Always awful to hear about someone struggling with mental health and glad he reached out for help.
 

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Aside from the fitness, which is of his own doing, he needs to relearn how to play football in his current form for the betterment of himself and the team.

Don't write him off yet!
 

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson confirmed in one of his shows that he recently saw Ronaldo due to him struggling mentally with the death of his baby boy. Always awful to hear about someone struggling with mental health and glad he reached out for help.
He didn't reach out for help, he reached out for Jordan Peterson, who is either lying or broke patient/doctor confidentiality for fame.
 

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson confirmed in one of his shows that he recently saw Ronaldo due to him struggling mentally with the death of his baby boy. Always awful to hear about someone struggling with mental health and glad he reached out for help.
This the same guy that indulges in conspiracy theories, gender discrimination and whines about plus size models?
 

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He's not as bad as he's been this season. He doesn't fit the style of play ETH wants, that's a known beforehand. But his level this season is as if he's not focused and desperately needed that pre-season. I certainly expect him to significantly up his game during our clustered schedule next month. He'll be needed every other game as a starter I assume.
At Real Madrid he would start off most of the time at the beginning of the season. It was attributed to him being overplayed all season, Real Madrid always made to the semifinals at the very least and most leagues would decide at the very end of the season with Real Madrid always challenging, then he would also play almost every game for Portugal. Then the nest season would come and the first months he would look a bit off, and despite having good games overall he would be off in his finishing. However I was more annoyed by the rest of our players, they would fail a lot too so it was a case that if Ronaldo didn't score no one else was capable of creating anything.

Now I think it's more about his age, but I think people are being way too critical with him and I'm sure he will improve as the season advances. He just needs to be managed and rotated often enough in order for him to remain sharp but without overplaying him. I though he was ok in his last game all things considered.
 

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Psychologist Jordan Peterson confirmed in one of his shows that he recently saw Ronaldo due to him struggling mentally with the death of his baby boy. Always awful to hear about someone struggling with mental health and glad he reached out for help.
We all know Peterson is a cnut but breaking patient confidentiality like that (presumably for the attention it would get) is a new low. Despicable human being.

Also. Why the flying feck is Ronaldo seeing that clown for grief counselling? Unbelievably stupid decision. Who the hell is advising him?!
 

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We all know Peterson is a cnut but breaking patient confidentiality like that (presumably for the attention it would get) is a new low. Despicable human being.

Also. Why the flying feck is Ronaldo seeing that clown for grief counselling? Unbelievably stupid decision. Who the hell is advising him?!
This, absolutely amazing. There’s got to be a ton of better qualified psychologists in Greater Manchester alone, hell probably in Chesire too.
 
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