Manchester United easily won Burnley on the morning of December 31, Ronaldo scored in the 20th round of the English Premier League (Premier League), Manchester United at home easily defeated Burnley with a score of 3-1. Fortunately, the negative predictions about Man United were not true when Ronaldo and his teammates showed good performance against a difficult opponent.
Scott McTominay had a brilliant day that made everyone completely forget the absence of Bruno Fernandes and Fred on the field. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo suddenly made many people worried about his ability to score goals.
Even the “Red Devils” took only 8 minutes to open the scoring. The scorer was Scott McTominay with a dangerous shot at the edge of the penalty area.
Conceding early, Burnley tried to push the squad to find an equalizer. But their ball phase does not bring much danger. Man Utd is still the better team and often takes advantage of the ball on the flanks to threaten the opponent’s goal.
One of them helped them get the second goal in the 27th minute. On the left wing, Luke Shaw handled it well and then passed Sancho down, turned the ball, and finished the corner. The ball lightly touched Ben Mee’s foot, causing goalkeeper Hennessey to give up. The goal is counted as an own goal by Burnley midfielder.
This is considered to be Rangnick’s best match since taking over Manchester United. It’s positive in that, MU still kicks the pitch, controls the ball a lot, but the gameplay is more coherent and bright. In particular, in this match the Old Trafford team scored 3 goals, the first time scoring more than 1 goal/match in the new dynasty.
Overcoming the victory, Man Utd continued to play offensively and got the 3rd goal in the 35th minute. Scott McTominay again had a dangerous shot from a distance that sent the ball to the post. Ronaldo was the one who was present in time to kick the ball when the goal was wide open.
Having a dominant game, the “Red Devils” suddenly conceded a goal just 3 minutes after Ronaldo scored. It was a situation where Eric Bailly lost the ball dangerously. Aaron Lennon was the one to take advantage of the goal to shorten the score to 1-3 for Burnley.
In the second half, the home team still kept the initiative in play and created a few chances. But Ronaldo Ronaldo scored, Cavani, McTominay could not bring more goals. The score of 3-1 was maintained until the end of the match, helping Man Utd get 31 points. They are currently ranked 6th in the Premier League, 4 points behind 4th place Arsenal.
The brightest and most expected star – Ronaldo has an effective competition day. After the ball hit the crossbar after 14 minutes, the Portuguese striker had a goal to make it 3-0 after 35 minutes. McTominay’s long-range shot made goalkeeper Hennessy let the ball bounce. From very close range, CR7 cushions the ball gently.
Ronaldo scored 1 goal in Man United’s victory. However, it was a phase that cushioned the ball close to the goal into an empty net. The positive point in Ronaldo’s situation is that he chose the right position.
Considering the whole match, Ronaldo played at a full level but did not really meet expectations. Before scoring, Ronaldo had 2 favorable situations to receive the ball in the penalty area. Once he shot over the bar, another time he handled the ball slowly, causing the Burnley defender to block every shot.
McTominay’s 10 point performance
In this match, the partner with McTominay is Matic, not Fred anymore. Don’t know if this is bad luck for the Scottish midfielder but he had a great game. McTominay was the one who scored the opening goal after Ronaldo scored in the 8th minute.
Besides, the star of the home team kicked or played the whole match, tirelessly attacking the defense and ready to rush into the opponent, win the ball or roll bravely.
Sancho plays very well, this is a rare thing under Solskjaer’s reign when it seems that the former MU captain does not know how to use the English midfielder. With Rangnick, things are very different when Sancho is the model that suits his style very well. The 21-year-old midfielder is one of the attacks that constantly stabs the Burnley defense.
Sancho plays very well, this is a rare thing under Solskjaer’s reign when it seemed of those balls doubles the lead for the “Red Devils” after 27 minutes. Sancho’s shot from a tight angle hit Mee and went into the net. The referee initially said that the goal belonged to the M.U midfielder, but in the end, the organizers recognized it as an own goal that the former MU captain does not know how to use the English midfielder.
With Rangnick, things are very different when Sancho is the model that suits his style very well. The 21-year-old midfielder is one of the attacks that constantly stabs the Burnley defense.
The defense still can’t rest assured
Man United won but they were again unable to keep a clean sheet. The fact that MU concedes a goal gradually becomes a natural thing that will have to happen in the match, only the difference is more or less.
At MU’s goal in this match, Maguire continued to be the last shield of the MU defense. And he easily let old General Lennon turn his ribs. Burnley’s player, before finishing, almost measured every footstep of Maguire.
At MU’s goal in this match, Maguire continued to be the last shield of the MU. According to Whoscored’s score, MU’s central defender duo in this match, Bailly and Maguire, only got 6.8 points, the lowest in a defense of 4 people. Their score was only 0.1 points higher than Burnley’s Tarkowski, even though the opponent conceded 3 goals defense. And he easily let old General Lennon turn his ribs. Burnley’s player, before finishing, almost measured every footstep of Maguire.