Manchester United are starting the post-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era with a huge game at Villarreal in the Champions League kick-off tonight.
Yet, as vital as the next management appointment is, United cannot afford to miss the Estadio de la Cerámica. While they remain in a strong position in Group F, a loss here and Atalanta’s victory over Young Boys would leave them third in the group and give the new manager, whoever he is, a potentially difficult situation to look forward to. to save.
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Fred down injured
36:00 – Fred seems to have injured his ankle trying to change direction too quickly.
Directly in the wall!
34:00 – Not as bad as some of his recent attempts but the free kick hits Capua in the wall.
Ronaldo on free kick
We usually know how it ends …
32:00 – Danjuma finds himself in acres of space in United’s box but can’t quite control a lobed ball.
How was he in so much space ?!
LUCK FOR UNITED
30:00 – Great leap from Ronaldo, who just fails to generate enough power over his header from a corner from Telles.
Good job by Jadon Sancho
29:00 – Good cross from Sancho with Albiol having to erase it before Ronaldo leaps.
One of the first times they’ve pushed forward the whole game.
LUCK FOR VILLARRÉAL!
28:00 – Superb stop by De Gea to deprive Trigueros of the inside of the box!
25:00 – Ronaldo and Martial have switched roles, with the Portuguese now playing in the middle.
Van de Beek was not on his wavelength just yet, failing to spot the space Ronaldo had passed through and the ball comes out for a goal kick.
Ronaldo’s record against Vilarreal
14 goals in 20 matches for Real Madrid.
You can see why he’s booed!