Ronaldo has been immense – Solskjaer

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
November 6, 2021
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and striker Cristiano RonaldoRonaldo has scored eight goals in 16 appearances against teams managed by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected the idea that Cristiano Ronaldo's signing has had a negative impact on his side.

    Ronaldo, 36, returned to United in the summer when he joined from Juventus and has nine goals in 14 games this season.

    "He's one of the best players that has ever walked on this planet," said Solskjaer.

    "His impact so far has been absolutely immense. He scores goals, he works for his team. He's a top professional."

    He added: "How people can say that's a negative, I can't see that one.

    "We're really pleased he has started as well as he has."

    Ronaldo scored United's opener in a 3-0 Premier League win at Tottenham last Sunday as the Old Trafford side bounced back from a 5-0 home thrashing by Liverpool.

    The Portugal captain also scored two equalisers – the second in injury time at the end – in Tuesday's dramatic 2-2 Champions League group draw at Italian side Atalanta.

    United host neighbours Manchester City on Saturday (1230 GMT) as they bid to put the "dark moment" of the Liverpool defeat behind them.

    "We've moved on from that [Liverpool] one," added Solskjaer.

    "Of course it's going to be in the history books, but we've had a good week.

    "We've had good results away from home, difficult games, and the mindset is positive.

    "We've got to go into this [Manchester City] game believing we can do good things. It's a local derby and everyone knows what's at stake."

    United's win over Spurs was their first in five league games and they beat City 2-0 when the rivals last met in the Premier League in March at the Etihad.

    Solskjaer has won four of his eight meetings against City boss Pep Guardiola in all competitions, which is the best rate of any manager to face the Spaniard at least five times.

    "I'm not one to talk about what I've done. I've got great respect and admiration for what Pep has done," said the Norwegian.

    "It's a special one and we've had a few good results against them. Let's hope that continues, but we don't take it for granted. We have to earn it.

    "We've had some good games, tight games, and we need another performance."

    City have not beaten United in the league in the last four meetings, with their last top-flight win against Solskjaer's side coming in April 2019.

    "Congratulations to United for winning these duels against us, or some of them," said Guardiola, whose side were beaten by Crystal Palace in their most recent league outing.

    "They have a lot of physicality, a lot of talent and people up front with the ability to win games by themselves.

    "It's Manchester United – what should I say? Since the last century they have always been a good team, with the quality. But it is a new season, new games."

    City were linked with a move for Ronaldo in the summer before he joined United and Guardiola added: "Normally I don't talk about players for other clubs.

    "I am pretty sure Cristiano Ronaldo is happy at Manchester United and United are happy to have him. That's all."

    How to follow Manchester United on the BBC banner

    • Our coverage of Manchester United is bigger and better than ever before – here's everything you need to know to make sure you never miss a moment
    • Everything United – go straight to all the best content

    Manchester United banner footer

    Source

    READ:  Why there's hype around Musiala
    Tennis
    Medvedev puts Russians into final

    Daniil Medvedev has won all four of his singles matches at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals without dropping a set Daniil Medvedev put the Russian …

    Tennis
    Croatia beat Serbia in Davis Cup semis

    World number one pair Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic have not dropped a set in their four wins at the Davis Cup Finals Novak Djokovic …

    Football
    ‘Without the Messi & Ronaldo era, we’d think Salah is best in the business’

    Mohamed Salah has 20 goals and nine assists for Liverpool this season Mohamed Salah's contract situation might not be clear, but the forward's status as …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    November 6, 2021
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.