Why Cristiano Ronaldo has been ‘left frustrated’ with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood


Why Cristiano Ronaldo has been ‘left frustrated’ with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood

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The first Manchester derby of the season played out at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City would completely dominate the tie. Man United’s pressing was poor and they were unable to gain any sort of real foothold in the tie across the 90 minutes, with goals from Eric Bailly and Bernardo Silva eventually seeing City come away with a comfortable 2-0 win.

Said win would be City’s first against Man United in the league since all the way back in 2019.

And it came despite Solskjaer opting to start with a three-back formation, which they have previously used successfully against Pep Guardiola’s City.

Why Ronaldo has been ‘left frustrated’ with Greenwood

The two-man striker forced Ole began Saturday’s game with would be Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani played well against Tottenham in a 3-5-2, but Ronaldo did not have anywhere near as much success with Greenwood, though this likely had a fair bit to do with City being a much tougher tie.

But it also may have had something to do with Greenwood. Unlike Cavani who is a very selfless player, Greenwood often opts to go for goal himself a lot of the time, which makes sense given his superb shooting ability.

However, this tendency to shoot so often is said to have left Ronaldo frustrated.

According to the Mirror:

The Portugal captain has been left frustrated by Greenwood’s tendency to shoot on sight rather than look to assist him at earlier points this season, according to reports in late October.

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