Paul Merson, famous football guru Cristiano Ronaldo‘s return is believed to have worsened Manchester United’s performance.
The Portuguese national team striker returned from Juventus to Old Trafford last summer. With the goal to bring the team back to success again, although
The 36-year-old striker has already scored 9 goals from 12 games in all competitions. But the “Red Devils” are still in a critical period of poor performance over the past several weeks.
Paul Merson has claimed that Manchester United would be better off without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking on Soccer Saturday. The panel assessed United’s 2-0 defeat to neighbours Manchester City – a fourth defeat in six for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co, and their second humbling home loss on the bounce.
Although Ronaldo has struggled as of late, the Portuguese star remains the club’s top scorer this season with nine goals – five clear of compatriot Bruno Fernandes.
Merson thinks Ronaldo’s presence means United cannot play counter-attack. This is a style of play that helped them perform well last season.
“Personally I think Manchester United are a better team without Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Sky Sports.
“They had a good unbeaten period last year with some form of play, it’s counter-attack football, you don’t get anything like that from Ronaldo and it’s over. They did not have the speed like that anymore, “
” The striker scored 20 goals per year would have meant nothing if not win it? Like Harry Kane at Spurs, having a striker who scores a lot of goals doesn’t guarantee a place in the top four.” According to a report from ufabet.