28 Jan 2022 | 16:15 | Football
This morning, Man Utd won 3-2 against Arsenal right at Old Trafford. Cristiano Ronaldo has left an impression with a double scored.
Ralf Rangnick was in the stands to watch his new players play and was of course impressed with Ronaldo – who was said to not be suitable for the pressing style Rangnick wanted to operate.
The German coach said of this: “You always have to adapt your play to the players you have available, not the other way around. I’ve never seen a player of Cristiano’s age have that. Such good fitness.
What I’ve seen from Cristiano since yesterday is that he’s willing to do what it takes to help the team.”
Ronaldo has adjusted his play over time, evolving from a winger into a powerful No. However, CR7 is rarely asked to take on defensive duties – something that is well known in Rangnick’s philosophy.
Rangnick added on the quality of Man Utd’s squad: ” The squad is definitely good enough to compete in the top competitions. The top three teams are stable, they have top coaches, if you look at the way They control the game, we have to try too.”