Manchester United News: Manchester United registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol at Zimbru Stadium in their recent Europa League tie.
Despite having a slow start to the game, United took the lead through Jadon Sancho in the seventeenth minute. Sheriff then tried to create some opportunities and looked threatening. However, United soon got their insurance goal via Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty and made it 2-0.
In the second half, United were in great control of the match. However, the Red Devils could not increase their lead. The game ended in United’s favour as they registered their first points of this Europa League campaign.
Here are the three talking points from the match.
Manchester United News: Jadon Sancho gives a big reply
Jadon Sancho moved to Manchester United last season when the Red Devils paid a colossal fee of €73 million to Dortmund for his services.
However, in his first season with the Red Devils, the English winger’s performance was nowhere near his Dortmund days. He managed to net only 5 goals in thirty-eight appearances in his debut season at Old Trafford. His poor form with United resulted in his exclusion from the national team.
Since the arrival of ten Hag in United, like many other players, Jadon Sancho has also found his form back. Although the winger has not yet reached his best, he has been a key player for the Red Devils. However, that was not enough for him to get another chance on the national team.
Southgate has decided to not include Sancho in the Three Lions squad that will face Italy and Germany in the Nations League. Now with the World Cup coming up in November, Sancho has given a fitting reply to the English gaffer for his exclusion from the squad.
With England struggling from multiple injuries, Sancho can still force his way into the Qatar World Cup squad, if he continues his form.
Ronaldo gets his first goal
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets his first goal of the season. Recently, Ronaldo has been in the worst phase of his career. The Portuguese international has so far even failed to book his spot in the starting eleven in most of the matches this season.
However, he got a start in the last Europa League match for United and when United got a penalty, there was no doubt who was going to take it.
With this goal, Ronaldo has now reached 699 goals in his club career and is on the verge of having another milestone.
New dillema for Erik ten Hag
When Manchester United bought Casemiro from Real Madrid in the final days of the transfer window, it was thought he will be an automatic choice for ten Hag in the no.6 position.
However, since then Scott McTominay has been brilliant and has made the most of the chances given to him. This has created a new dilemma for the Dutch coach.
Yesterday he gave chances to both the players as McTominay started the first half and then Casemiro played in the second half. Both of them played equally well and the United gaffer will surely like this new healthy competition in the squad.
United will now have a long gap as their English Premier League match of the weekend has been already cancelled. They will feature in the Manchester derby after the long International break, in their next match.