Cristiano Ronaldo messes up skill in Man Utd warm up ahead of Arsenal win.

Ronaldo’s campaign began with his desire to leave United this summer, an aspiration that never materialized in the transfer window. With all his chances to go with the said window that closed last week, the 37-year-old now has to move on with life at Old Trafford.

They are getting used to using Erik ten Haag as a substitute for the team, with the Dutch preferring to use Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. That’s what happened on Sunday, with Rashford starting as number nine against Arsenal and scoring twice in a 3-1 win, giving the Gunners a 100% start to the season.

If Ronaldo had started he wouldn’t have been trying to kick with Fred and Casemiro, but it wasn’t a great look for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. The 37-year-old took to the pitch around the hour mark on Sunday as Antony made way for his teammate, but not before scoring his first goal for the club.

It was one of the better performances of late for the former Real Madrid star, as he proved he had the skills to fit into Ten Haag’s system. His ability to press the Dutchman the way he wants has been suppressed since Ralf Rangnick took over on an interim basis last December. When he came up against Arsenal, Ronaldo certainly showed he had the ability to press from the front, even if it didn’t last the full 90 minutes.

Antony scored just days after signing for United and an Arsenal fan will really have to see what he says in the future after discovering that he has the power to deceive his team. Lee Gunner was making live video of his reaction to the game and talking about the former Ajax man’s influence on the match. He chose the worst time to start making that point, as the Brazilian returned just seconds later due to an amazing flow and an advantage given by the referee.

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