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Completely done, Ronaldo? – Football.fr

Author of a brace against Arsenal (3-2), Cristiano Ronaldo also defended a lot. Which should appeal to new Red Devils coach Ralf Rangnick.

It’s like that with Cristiano Ronaldo. Its goals tend to overshadow the rest. Thursday evening, the Portuguese striker scored twice against Arsenal (3-2), which allowed him to cross the unreal bar of 800 career goals. But the five-time Golden Ball, it should not be forgotten, achieved a full match.

SofaScore gives some interesting figures to illustrate the performance of CR7: 6 shots, including 4 on target, 19 successful passes out of 25 or 3 successful dribbles out of 3 attempted. However, the former Madrid player did not touch a lot of balls (38). But it’s because Manchester United left possession of the ball to Arsenal (55% for the Gunners). And Ronaldo did not forget to help his teammates in defensive tasks.

According to Opta, the Mancunian striker carried out no less than 27 pressings during this meeting. This is significantly more than his usual average of 14.4 dry cleaners per 90 minutes. Above all, Ronaldo made 16 pressings in the last third of the field (that of the opponent). During his previous tenure, this sad trip to Watford where the Red Devils sank, he had only achieved 3.

This is a change in attitude that speaks volumes. And who has something to make optimistic the new Manchester United coach, Ralf Rangnick, follower of a game at high intensity, with high pressing. The Red Devils are getting ready to race, and Ronaldo has confirmed on the pitch that he is ready to do so. Thursday evening, he was replaced in the 90th minute, totally exhausted by a last sprint on the counterattack. And Rangnick liked this image very much.

“I saw his second period, at 36, he’s an exceptional professional, rejoiced the German manager. At his age, I have never seen a player so physically ready. He can still make the differences. ” And therefore integrate into Rangnick’s game project. “The question is how we are going to be able to develop the team, and not just Ronaldo. We are playing in the best championship in the world, so we will need all the players. From what I saw of Cristiano on Thursday he is more than keen to do it, to make his mark on this team. His teammates will have to do the same. ”

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