The age is noticeable. Not in the still image of the now 37-year model athletes, but when he starts to move. If the fitness status may be so considerable, Cristiano Ronaldo has lost momentum.
And because the past guest match in Burnley (1: 1) one thing in which the Red Devils had to “put on many sprints”, Manchester United’s coach Ralf Rangnick put his most prominent protégé on the bank. Before the duel with Ralph Hasenhüttls Southampton on Saturday (13.30, live! At Rangnick put), CR7 is again expected in the starting elf, but it knows Rangnick but some expectations.
“He has to shoot more goals, that’s obvious,” said Rangnick on the Game Tags PK from Portuguese, which is known to have shot more official goals than any other striker in the history of football – over 800. But Cristiano Ronaldos Balance Shows under Rangnick : Wrong does not have the 63-year-old.
Under Solskjaer and Carrick much better
During the returnees under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met in 13 games nine times and three goals scored in the three games under InterimScoach Michael Carrick, the yield in nine inserts under Rangnick just runs two common hits. Most recently, CR7 was at all five games in a row without goal – that had last for the first time when the exceptional team played for United.
The guilt at United’s still variant form, however, is not just his aging superstar: “That’s not just Ronaldos problem, that’s also a problem of the other players. If you look at how many chances we create, then you have to create change this in the next few weeks. “
In these could decide where the trip for the Red Devils goes. Currently they prove rank 6, which is not enough for participation in the Champions League.