Manchester United Rediscover Form At Hapless Tottenham
If a week is a long time in football, the past few days have felt like an eternity for Manchester United players and fans alike, as calls for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be replaced grew louder and louder.
However, under the bright lights of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Manchester United did what they so often do of late, and put on a stunning display, winning 3-0, to keep the wolves at bay for at least a few days.
Now it is Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo who finds himself in the hot seat after his side was booed off the pitch at halftime, and the manager himself was serenaded with chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ in the second half.
For United the storm clouds have temporarily lifted after three fantastic goals, scored by Ronaldo, Cavani, and Rashford, with the team looking much more cohesive at the back, while the Cavani-Ronaldo partnership is beginning to look a terrifying prospect for opponents.
Much has been made of Ronaldo’s impact since returning to the club, and the Portuguese superstar was thrilled to be able to contribute to putting a smile on the away side fans faces in London.
“We knew before the game that we had a tough week [after] a result that we didn’t expect.”
“The team was a little bit under pressure, a little bit sad, but we knew that today we [could] give a good answer. We played good, we started the game very well.”
“Of course my job is to help the team with my experience, my goals, my assists and I did that today and I feel so pleased with that. But in terms of the team, it was an unbelievable performance in my opinion.”
“We didn’t expect the last result in the Premier League. But, you know, I hope this time we turn the page.”
“I believe that some things happen for a reason and we have to be happy for this amazing afternoon. We have won 3-0 in an away stadium against a difficult team and we are so, so pleased for that.”
“The criticisms are always there.”
“For me, it doesn’t bother me because I have played 18 years of football, so I know that one day [people will say] we are perfect and another day [they will say] we are crap.
“I know that and we have to deal with that, but it’s always better when the people praise you and they are happy with you.
“Sometimes life is like that, sometimes we have to pass through bad moments and we have to change and we changed today,” said Ronaldo.