Manchester United met Chelsea in a crucial Premier League clash on Thursday, April 28 at the Old Trafford Stadium.
After a goalless first half, the Blues scored through Marcos Alonso on the hour mark.
Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United equalized two minutes after the opening goal of the game
The Red Devils seemed set to lose the game after being dominated by the away side, but the Portuguese maestro put them level with a powered shot from close range.
The Old Trafford faithful are understandably happy with Ronaldo’s effort, which was his 17th Premier League goal of the season. They took to Twitter to slam claims that the Portuguese star has been a problem for the team.
Here is a selection of tweets from Manchester United fans:
Chelsea and Manchester United will have to share a point apiece, with Ronaldo’s powerful goal canceling out Alonso’s brilliant effort.
The two sides will rue the scoreline, especially as they need to maintain top form as the season draws to a close.
Cristiano Ronaldo is going to have to accept: Dean Jones on Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United appointment
According to journalist Dean Jones, Cristiano Ronaldo will have to adapt his game to suit incoming manager Erik ten Hag if he is to be a success under the Dutch manager at Old Trafford. The veteran goal machine has enjoyed a productive season in front of goal this campaign, but following poor performances by the rest of the team, they currently sit in sixth place.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Dean Jones pointed out that Ronaldo would have to push himself to fit into the tactical setup of his incoming manager if he intends to stay and succeed at the club next season. He said:
“Cristiano Ronaldo is going to have to accept the situation. How much he knows of ten Hag, I don’t know. But, it’s up to him to do his homework, understand his style of football, understand his philosophies.”
Ten Hag is widely expected to set Manchester United to press from the front as has been his preferred style. The demands of this tactical instruction may be an issue for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently in his late 30s.
However, with Ronaldo’s remarkable physical attributes and insatiable drive to win, it is likely that the Portuguese star will adapt. However, it also remains to be seen if he will even remain at the club next season.
Most @premierleague goals this season against the current top 5:
8 – Cristiano Ronaldo
4 – Mohamed Salah
4 – Sadio Mane
4- Odsonne Edouard
4 – Diogo Jota