That was a clear signal!
United coach Erik ten Hag (52) set Super Star Cristiano Ronaldo (37) in the game against Liverpool (2:1) on the bench. A penalty for the Portuguese’s BVB flirtation? Even a dismissal of CR7 is currently in the room.
According to BILD information, consultant Jorge Mendes (56) is said to have offered Ronaldo to BVB. CR7 therefore absolutely wants to go to Borussia Dortmund. However BVB does not want Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is still keen to leave United. He would only play the Europa League with the Manchester club next season, but the five-time world footballer wants to play in the Champions League. That would be possible at Dortmund, However, like many other clubs, BVB does not want him.
Ronaldo was a starting XI in Manchester United’s last Premier League game. There it was a bad 0: 4 swatter at Brentford. United had already lost 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion in their first game of the season. Ronaldo was only a substitute there, was only on the pitch for 37 minutes and remained without a goal.
Along with captain Harry Maguire (29), Luke Shaw (27) and Fred (29), CR7 was relegated to the bench for the Liverpool game. Instead, Raphael Varane (29), Tyrell Malacia (23), Scott McTominay (25) and Anthony Elanga (20) were on the pitch.
And without the stars, things suddenly went much better in the first half! United can do a lot against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Ronaldo replacement Elanga hits the post (10′), Jadon Sancho even puts Manchester in the lead (16′). Even Ronaldo clapped.
What is striking in one scene is that all the players on the United bench are talking to each other. Only Ronaldo stares into space and doesn’t talk, he seems isolated.
In the second half, United even followed up with Rashford (53rd). Salah only shortened (82nd). Ronaldo is allowed in for the final minutes (86′). In the end, ten Hag’s team won 2-1.
CR7 simmered on the bench for 85 minutes. Despite the victory, he was anything but enthusiastic about it…