Manchester United welcomed Newcastle United at the famous Old Trafford Stadium for their English Premier League game earlier today.
The Red Devils who grabbed a late winner against Omonia Nicosia in the UEFA Europa League were frustrated as they failed to score a goal against Newcastle.
The game was quite an interesting one to watch despite both sides going goalless after the final whistle. Erik Ten Hag’s side dominated the visitors as they looked more to grab a goal in the second half.
Former Juventus and Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo featured in the starting XI for the host team but failed to find the back of the net.
Cristiano Ronaldo lead the attack for Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United at the start of the game but didn’t finish up as he was substituted in the 72nd minute for Marcus Rashford.
The decision by the former Ajax manager was crucial and affected his game plan as the Portuguese international looked more eager to get a goal in the game.
Despite being frustrated in the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo was running at the Newcastle defenders in search of his first English Premier League goal of the season.
His presence in the remaining minutes of the game could have been profitable for Manchester United but Erik Ten Hag made the moment a ‘shortlived’ one.
Erik Ten Hag’s decision to substitute the five-times world best player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half while his team was in search of a goal was wrong and uncalled for.