October 27, 2022 at 5:53 PM EDT
Ronaldo’s redemption tour continues
After today’s win, Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted: « We stand together. »
That was true…today.
October 27, 2022 at 5:47 PM EDT
Ten Hag pleased with Garnacho’s debut
The Manchester United manager spoke about the 18-year-old’s debut after the match: “I think it was a good performance. He did what I expected to do. He deserved a chance.
« With the last weeks I was happy with his work. More energy, more resilience. He can take players. It is a good capability in football, specially against opponents who defend so deep. But don’t forget, you are playing in a team.
« Young kids, they have to grow personality. It’s not about a trick or score one goal. We have to win games. You have to fulfill everyday really high standards. That’s what we have to teach to young players. »
October 27, 2022 at 5:38 PM EDT
More from Ten Hag on Antony’s spin
Speaking after the match, the Manchester United manager elaborated on how he felt about Antony’s 720-degree spin in the first half: « I don’t have a problem with the spin as long it’s functional.
« I demand more from him, more runs in-behind, more tempo dribble, more dominance. A trick like this it’s nice, as long as is functional and you don’t lose the ball. If it’s doing a trick with no purpose, I will correct him. »
October 27, 2022 at 5:36 PM EDT
Rashford: ‘We’re keeping more clean sheets, we’re defending better’
Marcus Rashford spoke with BT Sport about his team’s victory after the game:
October 27, 2022 at 5:32 PM EDT
Hargreaves: Garnacho was ‘exceptional’
The Manchester United alumni were however impressed by Alejandro Garnacho’s first senior game for Manchester United:
October 27, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
Scholes and Hargreaves aren’t having that from Antony
Former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves weren’t impressed by Antony’s first-half showboating. They spoke about it after the match on BT Sport:
Scholes said: “It’s just being a clown. I don’t think that’s skill or entertainment. »
Hargreaves said: “One spin is fine. The second one… you need to have skill with function. If he does that around somebody I would be jumping out my seat. He has come a very long way to be at Old Trafford to show that skill, but I want to see it closer to someone.”
October 27, 2022 at 5:23 PM EDT
Erik ten Hag says he wasn’t punishing Antony
The Manchester United manager substituted Antony at half-time, and many wondered whether it was in reaction to Antony’s flashy 720-degree spin in the first half.
Not so, according to Ten Hag: « (The substitution) was more or less planned. I wanted to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford together. »
October 27, 2022 at 5:20 PM EDT
Pure domination by United
Opta has more stats on just how thoroughly United controlled this match:
October 27, 2022 at 5:19 PM EDT
Man Utd fans: Discuss the victory with Carl Anka
Our Manchester United reporter Carl Anka is ready and waiting to answer your questions on tonight’s performance, including on a bright debut by Garnacho and whether Ronaldo’s goal means all is forgiven:
Manchester United fans: Discuss the Sheriff game
October 27, 2022 at 5:13 PM EDT
Scores around Europe
In Group E’s other match, Real Sociedad beat Omonia Nicosia 2-0 in Cyprus thanks to goals by Robert Navarro and Brais Mendez. The win ensures that Real Sociedad remain three points ahead of Manchester United ahead of next week’s group stage finale.
Jose Mourinho’s Roma won 2-1 away to HJK Helsinki, overtaking Ludogorets for second place in Group C.
And in the Europa Conference League, West Ham United maintained their perfect record in group play, topping Danish club Silkeborg 1-0 thanks to Manuel Lanzini’s penalty. West Ham have now clinched first place in their group.
October 27, 2022 at 4:51 PM EDT
FT: Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
A simple night at Old Trafford for the hosts, who clinch a place in Group E’s top two.
October 27, 2022 at 4:48 PM EDT
90+1′ Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Three minutes are added on. The die has long been cast in this one.
October 27, 2022 at 4:44 PM EDT
It wasn’t his trademark leap and « SIUUU » this time, but rather a more subdued celebration.
(Photo: Getty Images)
October 27, 2022 at 4:42 PM EDT
Rio is happy for Cristiano
Rio Ferdinand celebrates Ronaldo’s goal:
October 27, 2022 at 4:40 PM EDT
GOAL! Ronaldo makes it three!
81′ Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Ronaldo powers a header on target that Koval saves, but the forward pounces the quickest on the rebound and puts the ball in the back of the net. He points to the Old Trafford crowd as he celebrates.
October 27, 2022 at 4:37 PM EDT
So close for Garnacho!
79′ Manchester United 2-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Fernandes tees up Garnacho in the Sheriff box off a corner kick routine and the debutante lashes a shot that flies just over the crossbar. What a moment for the 18-year-old that would’ve been!
It’s Garnacho’s last kick of the night, as he’s replaced by Donny van de Beek, who is making his first appearance in over two months.
Sheriff make two changes as well, their first of the night.
October 27, 2022 at 4:31 PM EDT
It hasn’t been a vintage performance tonight from the star man, who surely would like a goal to atone for his transgression from last week.
(Photo: Getty Images)
October 27, 2022 at 4:27 PM EDT
Sheriff register first shot
69′ Manchester United 2-0 Sheriff Tiraspol
Sheriff have finally recorded their first shot of the evening, but it’s an easy save for De Gea.
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