It’s THE surprise in Manchester United’s line-up!
Cristiano Ronaldo (36) only stews on the bench for a long time in the home game against Everton. For him, ex-PSG star Edinson Cavani (34) starts in the storm.
CR7 sees the 1-0 from Anthony Martial (43.). In the course of the second half, the super star comes in, but suddenly Everton equalizes through Townsend (65th). Even Ronaldo is no longer able to shoot United to victory.
After the 1-0 defeat against Villa, the 1-1 draw against Everton is the next setback for United and Ronaldo in the battle for the championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo last shot United in the Champions League with a late goal to beat Villareal 2-1. Since his return to Manchester, CR7 has been in the starting XI in all games. Only in the League Cup against West Ham United (0: 1) he was missing.
Now coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (48) gave his top star in the league a break. He had recently announced that Ronaldo will not always play: “It is not impossible to leave him out. He’s 36. I have to watch out for his minutes. “
But: Even without the five-time world footballer, it will initially work at United. After a nice combination, Martial hits with a tight shot to make it 1-0 (43rd). Ronaldo celebrates the goal on the bench!
Shortly after the break, the time has come: In the 57th minute, CR7 (for Cavani) comes in in a double pack with ex-BVB star Jadon Sancho (21). But it does not go as desired, because Everton countered like a raid after a United corner and Townsend scored to 1-1 (65th).
Ronaldo missed his best chance (74th), shot just wide from a tight angle. Otherwise he remains pale.
The fact that Ronaldo did not play from the start is sure to be an issue after the game …