Ole Solskjaer has responded to criticism and doubts about Ronaldo since the Portuguese striker returned to Man Utd.
Ronaldo celebrates scoring the goal for MU against Atalanta
Many fans think that Ronaldo can hardly shine at Man Utd again when he is 36 years old this year. Before welcoming Atalanta, the Portuguese striker also scored only 1 goal in the last 4 matches, thereby making his doubts about him even higher.
However, Solskjaer responded to doubts about Ronaldo after the striker scored a 3-2 victory for MU over Atalanta. CR7’s goal brought the Red Devils to the top of Group F Champions League.
After the game, Solskjaer said: “If someone wants to criticize Ronaldo for his attitude and focus, they just have to watch this game and the way he runs in front of goal. I’m really pleased with the way he leads the team.
We asked Ronaldo to run and shoot more because we were playing at home. But he also went back to his own half to help defend. He did everything a striker has to do and, of course, the goal he scored today was the most important thing.”
Besides defending Ronaldo against criticism, Solskjaer also thanked MU fans. He said that MU played excitedly and came back against Atalanta thanks to the enthusiastic cheers of the audience.
After Atalanta, MU will have to face Liverpool this weekend. The English derby will be a “test” to assess the true strength of the Red Devils in the championship race this season.