Football   |   December 6, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo & Bruno Fernandes on the Score Sheet to Seal Victory Over Arsenal

Enjoy the action at Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bruno Fernandes seal a thrilling win for the Reds against the Gunners in the Premier League. It was an exciting fixture with Ralf Ragnick being finally confirmed as the manager at Old Trafford. 

However, Ralf Ragnick wasn’t in the dugout, but he was in the directors’ attendance. His visa was only confirmed on Thursday, meaning he will play his first match on Sunday against Crystal Palace. Ralf Ragnick boosted players’ morale that fired them up to seal the victory against Arsenal.

Manchester United makes three changes from the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is out following a hand injury after Callum Hudson Odoi trod on it in last Sunday’s match. 

Matic has a hamstring problem, and Cristiano Ronaldo replaces him in a more attacking side. Harry Maguire also replaces Eric Bailly after returning from suspension. There were a lot of changes to the squad as Diogo Dalot, and Allex Telles started the match.

Manchester United Vs. Arsenal Statistics

Both Manchester United and Arsenal are eyeing a position in the top 4 of the Premier League. But an old rivalry took over Old Trafford when the Gunners visited. How was Michael Carrick able to secure the victory for the Reds? 

Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice, the match ended 3 – 2, including the winning goal and Bruno Fernandes’s first goal. The goals marked Cristiano Ronaldo’s 800th and 801st of his career. Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard appeared on the scoresheet for Arsenal.

Manchester United’s squad came out strong in the second half, and they got a deserved win at the end. The formation employed by Michael Carrick and Mikel Arteta was 4-2-3-1 for Manchester United and with Arsenal 4-4-1-1. 

The Red devils identified Tomiyasu on the Arsenal’s right-hand side as an exploited area from deep and high-up the pitch. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes had plenty of fluidity of operating closer.

During the first half, Arsenal took the lead with a goal from Emile Smith Rowe when David De Gea was lying on the ground after a foul committed by Fred, but var confirmed the goal. However, Bruno Fernandes equalized in the first half with a cross from Marcus Rashford. Cristiano Ronaldo doubled it for the Reds in the second half, but Martin Odeegard scored, making it a draw of 2 – 2 at the 55th minute. 

The hosts won a penalty at the 69th minute when Martin Odeegard tackled Fred in the penalty box. Ronaldo took the shot-making no mistake from the spot keeping the Reds ahead. 

De Gea made a series of outstanding saves in both halves despite the inconsistency in mid-fielders, especially Fred, and limitations from Marcus Rashford up front. Cristiano Ronaldo remains Ralf Ragnick’s main forward considering his class at the eventful clash against the Gunners.

Micheal Carrick Steps Down as a Caretaker Manager to Make Way for Ralf Ragnick  

Michael Carrick leaves Old Trafford immediately after Manchester United’s 3 – 2 victory against Arsenal on Thursday. After his 15 years of service as a midfield player and an interim coach for the last three successful matches, the club officially announced to make way for Ralf Ragnick. Ralf Ragnick is taking over as manager, though on an interim basis.

It was an emotional moment when Michael Carrick reflected on his side’s performances as an interim coach. He thought it was the right time to step away for the new manager, but it was the right thing to do for the club. According to Michael Carrick, the players gave everything over the last three games, and in some way, he praised how incredible Cristiano Ronaldo has been for the team.

He is stepping down as the first coach and leaving the club after his conclusions at Old Trafford as a caretaker manager. Manchester United will always remember him as one of the best midfielders and, more recently, tireless and steady leadership as an assistant coach under two managers who helped establish the squad. 

Ralf Rangnick & John Murtough Arrive At Old Trafford

John Murtaugh showed the German manager around who was eager to familiarize himself with new surroundings at Old Trafford. 

When Manchester United began their search for an interim coach, John Murtough was partly responsible for appointing Ragnick when he interviewed Dareen Fletcher last week.