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MANCHESTER (UK): Manchester United may not have won their first game since expulsion Cristiano Ronaldo from the team but a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Chelsea seemed to confirm the belief that they would be better off without the individualist superstar.
Although they needed a 94th-minute strike from Casemiro to save a point, United dominated for most of the game and looked a lot more cohesive without a player five times the world in total. five.
Ronaldo, who was ordered by the coach to practice alone Erik ten Hag since an early 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, has only started two Premier League games this season, a 4-0 win over Brentford and a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United.
In United’s most impressive wins of the season against Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, the 37-year-old played a total of 36 minutes.
His only decisive moment came when he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Everton after Ten Hag was forced to replace him with Anthony Martial injured.
It was his 700th goal in club football and the kind of clinical finish that few of his teammates can match.
However, Ronaldo’s shining moments are becoming rarer than ever. Even in the Europa League, where he started all four games against mediocre opponents like Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia Nicosia, he only scored once, and it was a penalty.
Ronaldo was United’s top scorer last season with 18 of the team’s 57 goals in the Premier League after returning to Old Trafford amid a fervent fan base, 12 years after a title-laden stint his with the club.
However, they also suffered a series of humiliating defeats such as losing to Liverpool 5-0 at home and 4-1 to Watford and ranked 6th in the Premier League table. In the season before his arrival, they finished second and scored 73 goals.
RUTHLESS TEN HAG
Ten Hag’s predecessors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick have no right to kick Ronaldo out of the regular squad but the Dutchman has been ruthless to him and United must now decide what to do with the famous striker. their language.
They received no harsh offers for him in the summer and although offers could come in January, the best way to ensure his departure is to cancel his contract, which This will cost the club around £10 million, according to media reports.
One argument against cutting Ronaldo’s looseness is the lack of other attacking options, with Martial being so vulnerable to injury, Marcus Rashford Recently missed a lot of obvious opportunities and big money signing Jadon Sancho still can’t execute.
But if they want some advice, they can look to Arsenal, who in January were hit financially to part ways with former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he fouled the coach’s disciplinary rules. Coach Mikel Arteta.
Arteta, who also kicked Mesut Ozil before his contract expired, led Arsenal to the top of the Premier League and now has a tangible atmosphere of solidarity at the club.
United are showing similar signs of resurgence under Ten Hag and it is increasingly clear that the best way to reach their potential is to focus behind the coach, not the decorated but declining forward. their.

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