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glvcki17

RIP ronaldo and varane europa league memes


harshmangat

Let’s not jump the gun mate next season top 4 looking distant


scleroderma

Doesnt matter when you win the CL


CrimsonBecchi

Lol. Bet the farm, mate.


dohhhnut

What happened the last time a struggling English team sacked their legendary player from the manager position and got a coach from PSG?


dislocatedshoelac3

You mean a manager who made the final the year before?


bak3n3ko

2 years before. Close enough. :P


Red020Devil

This new psg manager made it to the cl final with spurs, don't forget


CoDroStyle

Lmao I see what you've done here... I am all for it haha


Extension-Ad-9339

But Poch can’t win anything tho.


dohhhnut

Ronaldo cancels that out


Extension-Ad-9339

You sir make a good point.


FunDeparture9

Con ese grupo qué tiene United, hasta el más inepto sale primero


Alphabunsquad

I feel like everyone forgets that he hasn’t even had a full season at PSG yet. Harsh to judge him on that when he came in they were already behind Lille and couldn’t catch up and no one has managed to win in the CL with PSG.


pmmerandom

Stop, my erection won’t go down


slarker

Hard subscribe


TheZilloBeast

I like you. Now give us VDS and Ten Hag :P


scleroderma

€250 million and they're yours


Ryo720

We’ll hand you Phil Jones and a Tony Martial


longjonsilver13

You joke, but knowing Ajax they'll somehow turn Jones into van Dijk


bootlegportalfluid

Subscribe


GalacticPepperoni9

I have not considered that at all, that CR7 might miss out on CL for the first time in forever.


cr7momo16

When was the last time he finished outside the top 4? Was it with sporting?


GemsRtrulyOutrageous

Not even with sporting actually


cyberman99

He won’t finish outside the top 4. West Ham and Spurs aren’t keeping them out ffs I’m expecting them to go on a run now


helpnxt

It's only a 6 point gap, pretty achievable really.


FISH_MASTER

We’ll get in as winners ez


On_The_Warpath

Delete folder.


1R3N9

There is always next season 🤞


AReptileHissFunction

And were only in the lead for a total 74 minutes over 5 games


kameecoding

At least half of that was in the YB loss wasn't it?


Jamey_1999

- **53** minutes (13' to 66') against Young Boys (2-1 loss) - **2** minutes (90+5' to 90+7') against Villareal (2-1 win) - **15** minutes (81 to 90+6') against Atalanta (3-2 win) - **0** minutes against Atalanta (2-2) - **16** minutes (78' to 90+4') against Villareal (0-2 win) Adds up to **86** minutes. **33** minutes if you count matches in which they got at least one point. Also **33** if you only count their wins. Conversely, they have been *trailing* for **137** minutes. **136** minutes if you count matches in which they got at least one point. **67** minutes if you only count their wins. - **<1** minute (90+5' to 90+5') against Young Boys (2-1 loss) - **7** minutes (53' to 60') against Villareal (2-1 win) - **60** minutes (15' to 75') against Atalanta (3-2 win) - **34** (12' to 45+1') and **35** (56' to 90+1') minutes against Atalanta (2-2) - **0** minutes against Villareal (0-2 win)


quit_daedalus

lol this is black comedy


MasteringUniverse

AKA the Ronaldo Saves Manchester United Fans from Utter, Abject Depression project


Plugpin

It isn't working, we're all depressed regardless.


throbbing_dementia

Footballer playing in football team does his job and football team wins matches.


AgentOfR9

Haha that is insane. But it is the definition of Ole ball I guess, playing poorly for majority of the match before having your stars bail you out.


pokerface789

The wonders Ole could do for PSG.


dohhhnut

The anti Leicester


Sleeplessendeavours

Thank you very much Ronaldo, basically fucking carried us there lmao.


mocthezuma

De Gea deserves a shout


neotheseventh

Truly holding us back


AgentOfR9

Honestly I don’t even bother arguing with people who think Ronaldo is washed up at this point. They can keep trolling or living in whatever delusions they believe in.


horsing_around_town

Tbf they're not really saying him being 'washed up' is the problem, more that the team is unbalanced and Ronaldo tips the whole balance away from defense the most. Ronaldo was lead star of Saving Private Solskjaer.


dprophet32

Madrid managed to win a hell of a lot with Ronaldo. They didn't bitch about balance.


Loud-Value

Yeah with arguably the second greatest midfield trio in recent memory and bloody Ramos and Varane behind him. You can play a bit more unbalanced when you have those 5 guys on your team


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Bo5ke

Well they've had them while they were young, fit and able to run back occasionally. Now watching Marcelo just pains me.


BigshlongPapi123

Mate marcelo has some of the most legendary defensive moments in history in the semi finals and finals


Aeiexgjhyoun_III

Not to mention Carvajal on the other.


dprophet32

I don't know what point you think you're making but in my mind it just backs up the fact that Ronaldo makes a good team great, he doesn't make a shit team good.


Kensei01

I think that's pretty much what the other guy is also saying.


elRomez

Prime 29 year old Ronaldo is different to 36 year old Ronaldo.


SweetMojaveRain

36 year ronaldo is better than 99% of professionals at 29


muffingg

That doesn't mean anything. Pretty much any United player is better than 99% of professionals because there are hundreds of thousands of professional footballers out there.


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You know what he means for fuck sake why is everybody on this site so pedantic.


horsing_around_town

Put Maguire in place of peak Ramos, see what happens


kinginthenorthjon

I can guarantee we would do better with 10 men than with Maguire on the team. He will be the biggest threat to our defence.


kinginthenorthjon

Tell me, I lived a good life.


Hansemannn

Thats it yep. What do the best teams have? High press. We dont get that with Ronaldo. We get fucking amazing goals though. Cant build a team around Ronaldo now. Its a bit to late. I dont mind being carried by him right now though.


Luis__FIGO

Literally scored a goal today with a high press....


goodmobileyes

The problem is not the player, its the lack of training anf direction. Just look at the players trying to figure out whether or not to press Albiol or Pau, and the coaches dont seem to have any advice for them on that


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You’re 100% right. An effective press is coached, it’s not just about running around.


lollypop44445

No person can stop the sway away from defense when maguire is the boss of that defense


Share4aCare

But apparently a bad transfer according to some Clowns


undertrip

its the Juve fans


ShitPropagandaSite

I really want to see Ronaldo vs Juventus revenge arc in the elimination rounds


BorosSerenc

Ronaldo vs Barca, PSG, Real, Juve would all be spicy add in all the English teams and there is a pretty big chance ManU CL run is much see TV


sizzlelikeasnail

They're still butthurt which is hilarious considering that they're 8th in the Serie A without him


ChampagneAbuelo

Fuck Juventus, they’re the scum of Italy


alireza777

Only second to PSG, dreadful club


ChampagneAbuelo

Nah


luciferandy

They’re so rattled it’s hilarious


Fruitndveg

And the scousers.


oojamaflip123

Rofl what


ViceGeography

Not a bad transfer, Ole just didn't know how to adapt to his signing and play to everyone's strengths


LevynX

Ole just tried to copy paste his tactics that sorta worked until it started getting figured out into a team with 3 different starters.


dfla01

Nobody’s calling him a bad transfer over how he’s playing lol


69isnotnice

Literally every match man u lost people blamed the hell out of ronaldo especially on this sub lol.


_alexandermartin

Every single game someone always says signing him was a mistake because he doesn't press and it was just to piss of city too. Laughable, he's literally the only reason they're in the KO stages.


united_7_devil

If people think he doesn’t press it pretty much means they aren’t watching united play. He presses enough for a 36 year old with a bad knee who shouldn’t be playing every 3 days but is because the team needs him. I am worried this man united return is going to shave a couple of years of top flight football out of him.


ChillPalis

I'm personally not worried about hypothetical years to come being shaved off, I have faith Ronaldo will Ronaldo. My fear is that his time right now is being wasted because United are relatively deep in the dung.


united_7_devil

Sacking Ole a month back when we lost 5-0 to liverpool would have been a good decision to salvage the season. We are now further away from top 4 after only beating Tottenham who then went on to sign the best available manager who was waiting for us. The losses hurt less than the way the whole thing was managed by our board.


Capedcrusader0

If we can win the champions league… a big fucking IF lol His return won’t be wasted. Surely a FA cup run is due if Poch comes.


ShiroQ

I doubt Ronaldo is playing every 3 days because the team needs him, he's more likely to throw a hissy fit to being benched rather than miss a game out. He's gonna play until his legs fall off at this rate.


united_7_devil

The team definitely needs him with cavani being injured every now and then, Greenwood out with covid and being better off the right and the next best option being Martial who showed today that it would be as good as playing with 10 men with him in the lineup. I don’t get anyone who says he is the problem. Its a privilege to have him back.


rdv7

Half of the people saying he doesn’t press are just parroting each other without even knowing why they’re saying it. It’s just a buzz word that pseudo-analysts are spouting at this point.


quit_daedalus

It's a big circle jerk of people eating up what's trendy. I remember back in 2010s everyone had this weird fetish for tiki taka and thought it's the ultimate game plan. It's now with geggenpress, and a couple of years later prolly with 4-4-fucking-2.


ValleyFloydJam

Focusing on the press when some of those passes today were comically bad.


Pep-Fraudiola-Balda

Tbf that's also Messi at psg. The people here on r/soccer are just r**ards.


zalinanaruto

ya Messi doesn't press anymore either


Charlie_Yu

For some games it is basically midfielder Ronaldo creating chances for winger Ronaldo so he can create chances for striker Ronaldo


ChillPalis

Be the change you desire to see.


JiveTurkey688

When those statistics about how little he presses were posted Juve fans did use it as an "ah, see!" moment to argue he made them and us worse. But yeah very few people actually think he hasnt been a good addition


apt-get_r3kt

I spent the day sorting by new and there were a ton of articles flat out saying Ronaldo was the reason Solskjaer was sacked. That's ludicrous but the fact is that some people just try to push that narrative.


obgynkenobi

It was bad because there were no proper tactical adjustments for him playing. You need to cover for his lack of pressing and tracking back.


zrkillerbush

I've seen Madrid fans care more about Ronaldo on here, than about their own club🤣


wutzefak

Mate ofcourse they would, Ronaldo is Madrid legend.


Share4aCare

Go back to mid table mate


zrkillerbush

Will do, could switch to a elite team that i live 100+ miles away from, that would help me escape midtable


Share4aCare

👍 good luck with that


nopeac

Let me guess, you are not even Spaniard


Share4aCare

Let me guess you don’t even know where I’m from


nopeac

I don't, that's why I said let me guess, are you?


SeeLe_04

Can't have a Ronaldo thread without a Portugal/RM flair defending him. Thanks for not letting us down.


Share4aCare

One could even say it was clutch


ChillPalis

I fucking hate Mr. Champions League himself being around, all he knows is score goal, save ass and carry */s*


L34hhhh

Everyone say thank you Ronaldo. Man literally carried Man Utd.


EquivalentSir4163

And David De Gea.


Derridas-Cat

And Fred. And Sancho. And Bruno.


TaciturnComicUncle

Don't forget Rashy and Lindelof


Jubatus_

And my Axe!


rdv7

Conversely if he hadn’t scored those goals Ole would have been sacked earlier and Conte might have been at the wheel.


ViceGeography

Sancho was easy man of the match there But yes it not for Ronaldo they definitely wouldn't have won this group


Fruitndveg

I’d honestly give it to Fred. Massively sceptical of him but he seemed to be everywhere today, constantly pressing and fighting hard when some of the team looked like they were still going through the motions.


Thor1138

Also won the ball back both times for our goals, literally changed the game in that way.


ValleyFloydJam

Surely that's not really been the issue with Fred its the lack of other parts to his game.


RubelsAppa

Which I suppose says something about how the team utilizes him and the lack of options that leads to that situation


Descartavelmente

Nah, Ronaldo was MOTM with the goal, the classy and important passes in the build up to Sancho's goal, 1 key pass, 4/4 successful dribbles... Sancho was lively and participant, but had 0/1 succesful dribbles, 0 key passes and 9 lost possessions (vs 7 from Ronaldo).


Quirrelwasachad

Lmao what? Sancho floored their guy once. People like you who don't watch games but pull out these stats are ridiculous. He also had our best chance apart from the goals which he created with his dribbling and 1-2s.


Shekster

Nah Ronaldo was the easy motm as per pretty much every match rating site, as well as the official award


elRomez

Can't wait until we shithouse our way to winning the whole thing.


Joshvir262

Honestly this is something that I would want to see just for the memes


omiclops

a chelsea fan hoping united win the champions league. gosh i've seen it all now


sur_yeahhh

He belongs to r/wallstreetbets He is using the power of hope jinx


CamHaze

Definitely a yank


xxryan1234

i mean Chelsea isn’t really our main rivals compared to City and Liverpool. So not really out of the normal


MrGraveyards

Once they've won it they change.. in a weird way.


CreamyAlmond

History will see Ole as a misunderstood genius


UTDRashford

SIUUUUUU find a new manager ASAP


PeaPanties

It's all Watford's fault


bertonomus

Liverpool started it.


Jay-Babo

And everyone thought Ronaldo would play in Europa this year. Humbled once again.


Bombtwo

Even if Man Utd ends up in Europa, CR7 will find some way to be in the UCL


K20030

transfer request


Dayandnight95

Luckiest group stage run i can remember. We literally got dominated every single game lol.


Exhibit101

4 Ronaldo goals came after 75th min..


CafeteroMerengue

3 winners and 1 equalizer in 5 games


flarept1

Ronaldo was omega clutch all these games


peduxe

Bruno, Ronaldo, De Gea and insha'allah


ViceGeography

Ronaldo and Sancho were saviours today lmao


ArnavGre

Give some credit to Bruno as well.


ViceGeography

True, Bruno and Rashford helped turn it in their favour


BorosSerenc

Literally every offensive player in ManU saved them in a game where they didnt concede. Splendid logic


goodmobileyes

Not Martial


Fruitndveg

And Fred, believe it or not


luke_205

I can’t decide whether you’d be a good or bad team for other clubs to draw in the R16. On one hand you are genuinely terrible but who knows where you’ll be by the time the knockout games come about, and having Ronaldo in your squad really makes it interesting.


exactorit

There's a good team under that mess. Some decent tactical and mental coaching and United could be a proper team in a short period of time.


Oofer_Gangster

I’d say we’d be a bad team to draw. We can be absolutely dreadful or the best team in the world depending on the day so every team would basically be playing Russian Roulette


Capedcrusader0

Sometimes maybe good sometimes maybe shit. Utd post fergie


_mochacchino_

Sometimes maybe good sometimes _really_ shit


Derridas-Cat

Literally didn’t though.


TheZilloBeast

👉🤡👈


Dayandnight95

Oh yeah? Elaborate


KingfisherDays

Dominated Atalanta. Just made shit mistakes for their goal. Played fine against yb before the red card. Rest of the matches I agree were terrible.


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Dayandnight95

We were, both Atalanta games, and both Villareal games, we were outplayed.


Suyash_Tyagi66

We were far better in the first game against atalanta tho. We just made 2 mistakes and then were in complete control. Missed sitters before ht as well, pressed so well in the second half and dominated it hard


jcald60

Ronaldo qualified United


midved

Got something to look forward to In February now since we know we’re well out of the title race. Anything can happen in the Champion’s League.


MrGraveyards

You can draw us for instance :-)


luciferandy

Thanks Cristiano


Pumpoflessermass

Respectfully SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Stuarridge

United board with 500 IQ play giving carrick and his staff 3 year contracts weeks ago. Manager sorted already


thethomatoman

Ronaldo CL magic+the rest of the group struggling harder. Good for them tho, definitely were the most consistent in the group.


dont_wear_a_C

\#efectoWatford


DaveShadow

Carrick In.


Mortka

Dont joke about it. The meme might get so big that the club sees it and thinks «oh, this is what they want»


sur_yeahhh

And then they don't do it. Works out well for us in the end.


KenHumano

Absolute Carrick masterclass.


kadoooosh

it's been 84 years


Sveern

Group winners if they get one more point, or Atalanta don’t beat both Young Boys and Villareal.


SmartNameNeeded

Villarreal can still top the group no? Or am I stupid?


IeperMessiah

United have the better H2H


SmartNameNeeded

I see, not sure why but I thought GD came first


Brend4nC

If tied on points it goes by head-to-head record rather than GD so we are guaranteed top of group after today.


Statcat2017

Wrong. Group is already won due to H2H record vs Villarreal.


Sveern

Atalanta could've won the group at the time I wrote that. Not anymore :)


for_fuckssake

Great game


jaxonflaxonwaxon8

Does that mean United need to lose to Young Boys in order to for Spanish Burnley to finish 4th? I'm fine with that.


zokzok123

Carrick did what Ole couldn't


KingfisherDays

Got Sancho to score?


mocthezuma

Ah yes. Being outplayed for 70 mins, having De Gea make a few match winning saves, before Ronaldo scores at the other end. If only Ole had tried that.


zokzok123

I was joking, jesus


terror_jr

This team has identity /s Edit: added the S because people really thought I was serious


NerdwithBeard

you saw identity in the team after 1 match?


You_Will_Die

Yea getting saved by Ronaldo counts as an identity right?


GhandisFlipFlop

Now say that again with a serious face


terror_jr

Did people actually think I was serious? Is sarcasm a lost art?


GhandisFlipFlop

I did tbh ha..you wouldn't know what's serious and not serious on this sub


Red4lot

Now Bayern


midved

Play the kids for the last match, let them have fun. It’s a no pressure game and a European night.


zmajxd

Fuck


jcald60

Where are the fucking clowns who bitch about the pressing and call him a bad signing?


Juridikum

Carrick in?


ubergooner

Man United are back 👏


pacman147

Just want a real manager. None of this Carricky at the wheel. Knockout rounds won't be kind to the kinds of defensive mistakes we made today