‘I Know My Role’- Cristiano Ronaldo Pleads Manchester United to Play as a Team to Win

Published 10/23/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Atalanta – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – October 20, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the match REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Gone are the days when Manchester United fans were jumping in joy over the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. As they look into the bigger picture, United has their work cut out now, but the struggle continues. The famous club from Old Trafford is languishing in 6th place with 14 points in the EPL.

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Recently, Ronaldo spoke about the challenges the club is facing right now and seems to be motivated to carry them from their recent slump. He spoke about the squad playing as a team and the importance of giving time to new players to adapt.

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Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on United’s problems

Moreover, Ronaldo spoke about the importance of Manchester United playing as a team and wants players to fulfill their roles.

“We are in a moment in my opinion that Manchester (United) do a few changes; they buy me, they buy (Raphael) Varane and (Jadon) Sancho.”

“The adaptation will take time, even the system of the game that we play, but I think step by step we have to put it in our mind that everything is possible. Everyone should know their role. I know my role in the team, in the club… my role is to score goals, to help the team with my experience and know-how to understand the game.”

With many new signings being made, Ronaldo spoke about the importance of team chemistry within his teammates. Although Varane comes with a huge reputation, Jadon Sancho is still raw, and fans seem puzzled by his recent performances. With Ronaldo leading the attack, Sancho and Greenwood are two players who love to cut inside and link play with their forward players.

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“If everyone is thinking like that, sacrifice for the team, I think we will be a better team. We have fantastic supporters behind us, fantastic stadium, fantastic team, so we have to carry on like that,” said Ronaldo.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Villarreal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 29, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates as security staff catches a fan REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Although they have many creative and gritty players on their team, the ability to bring them together will be the primary focus of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Thus, United would hope to play well in the upcoming matches to solidify their position on the table and challenge for the title.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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