Manchester United have taken the next step out of the crisis thanks to two goals from record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. In front of his upcoming German trainer Ralf Rangnick, the English record champions beat Arsenal 3:2 (1:1) in the top game and made their way back to within two points of international status.
The day before the official Rangnik performance, Ronaldo once again became the person of the evening for the Red Devils. The Portuguese decided in favor of ManUnited with their two goals (52nd and 70th) and broke the next career sound barrier with their numbers 800 and 801 in official games.
Before him, no footballer had scored 800 goals. Pele has scored 765 goals so far, Lionel Messi has scored 756 goals so far.
Interim coach Michael Carrick left the club
Rangnik, who will be experiencing his joint premiere at Crystal Palace (3pm/Sky) on Sunday, witnessed a real football spectacle from the grandstand at Old Trafford. After Smith Rowe put the visitors on the lead (18th), Man United turned the game around with goals from Bruno Fernandes (44th) and Ronaldo. After a 2–2 draw (55th) from Martin Edegard, it was again Ronaldo who scored the acclaimed winning goal with a converted penalty.
Manchester interim coach Michael Carrick, who took over from sacked team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, remained unbeaten in his third and final assignment. After the game, United’s director of football John Murtaugh announced that Carrick was leaving the club: “While we are saddened to see him leave, we respect and understand Michael’s decision.”
Rangnik, 63, was confirmed as the successor of the slain Solskjaer on Monday. The former Bundesliga coach will look after United until the end of the season and then serve the club as sports advisor for two years. With the UK leaving the EU, it is more difficult to obtain a work permit, so Rangnik was delayed. In addition, according to the media, the new pandemic rules made entry more difficult. He can make his official debut on Friday.
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