Cristiano Ronaldo heaped praise on Manchester United’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur as his side bounced back to end a ‘tough week’ on a high.
The Red Devils are still leaking their wounds following a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool, but an overwhelming 3-0 win in north London provides an encouragement moving forward.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shuffled the deck for his side’s trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, switching from United’s usual 4-2-3-1 formation to play with three at the back.
A change of tactics worked wonders for Man United in the capital as they utterly outclassed Tottenham in arguably their most convincing performance of the season so far.
For the first time this season, Solskjaer paired Ronaldo up with Edinson Cavani up top from the first minute, which turned out to be a massive hit.
The Portugal captain broke the deadlock with a thunderous right-foot volley before setting up the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star with a sitter midway through the second half.
While Ronaldo’s volley and Cavani’s extravagant finish helped United secure a comfortable 2-0 lead, second-half substitute Marcus Rashford completed Tottenham’s misery in the dying moments of the game.
In the post-match interview, Cristiano delivered his opinion about Man United’s showing in London.
“We knew before the game that we had a tough week [after] a result that we didn’t expect,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports, as cited by the club’s website.
“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.”
After enduring a four-match winless run in the Premier League, Man United can now switch their attention towards their upcoming Champions League clash against Atalanta.
Ronaldo played a prominent role as Solskjaer’s side came from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Italians 3-2 at Old Trafford on Matchday 3 and move to the top of Group F.
The Norwegian’s future in Manchester is still up in the air, so the Red Devils cannot afford complacency ahead of their trip to Bergamo.
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