Erik ten Hag says he ‘slept well’ after large choice to drop Cristiano Ronaldo in early Manchester United days2 min read
Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag stated he slept properly after taking the massive choice of dropping Portuguese famous person Cristiano Ronaldo within the recreation towards Liverpool early on within the season at Old Trafford which the hosts received 2-1. That the primary match that was lit, which later noticed Ronaldo burning bridges with the membership the place he grew to become a famous person.
When requested concerning the essential choice of dropping Ronaldo from the beginning XI, the supervisor stated: “I do consider big decisions like that, definitely,” he stated. “I have to look at the impact they make, not only in the short term but also for the longer term. You always have to think strategically as a manager and face the consequences. I am aware of it but that is my job and my responsibility,” he added.
When requested if he had been frightened how the Ronaldo choice would play out with the membership supporters who love the star, he stated: “I had causes to decide on that workforce towards Liverpool. They had been apparent. And I knew the response if it had been a detrimental final result, which is all the time potential in soccer.
“But I am not worrying. I sleep well also on those nights. I have to take decisions in respect of the club and the team. I have to stand by those decisions,” ten Hag stated talking within the pre-match press convention forward of the return fixture at Anfield.
Since the primary encounter between these two sides in August the fortunes of either side have modified loads. The recreation marked the start of the top of Ronaldo at Old Trafford as he left the membership to go to Saudi Arabia to symbolize Al Nassr. Liverpool, however, has been struggling to choose up factors within the league and is sixth within the desk.
Ahead of the high-octane conflict, Manchester United, who has an out of doors likelihood of profitable the league, might be seeking to keep within the title race by getting a constructive consequence within the recreation. On the opposite, Liverpool is six factors behind Tottenham for the fourth Champions League spot and profitable three factors towards their arch-rivals is perhaps simply the enhance of confidence the facet wants.