Sport United fans fume at decision to replace Ronaldo with Lingard
Cristiano Ronaldo flies into UK before his Manchester United debut
Cristiano Ronaldo, widely considered one of the best in the world, will now be playing at Old Trafford again after his £19.8million transfer from the Italian giants was finalised on transfer deadline day. Ronaldo touched down in his private jet from Faro at Manchester Airport on Thursday at 5.40pm, and was swiftly taken to a multi-million pound mansion, according to the Sun.Photographs from inside the mansion reveal a swimming pool, gym and cinema room which Ronaldo will be able to enjoy with his young family ahead of the start of training next week.
supporters were left livid with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for substituting in their defeat to Young Boys.
Ronaldo, making his first Champions League appearance since his return to United, opened the scoring after 13 minutes but Young Boys equalised and Solskjaer then elected to take Ronaldo off in the 72nd minute, withreplacing him.
The decision proved to be costly, with Lingard giving the ball away late on and Young Boys scoring the winner through Jordan Siebatcheu against a United side who had Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off in the 35th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo takes part in first Man United training session
Ronaldo, who is back at Old Trafford after 12 years away, spent his hectic first day at Carrington with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and then moved on to some drills with his new team-mates.Superstar Ronaldo, who is back at Old Trafford after 12 years away, spent today at their Carrington training complex with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and then moved on to some drills alongside his new team-mates.
United fans were perplexed by Solskjaer's decision to deploy Lingard as a false nine and many took to Twitter to express their frustration.
One Twitter user wrote: 'Gonna go down as one of the worst subs in Champions League and club history for us.'
Another added: 'Ole replaced Ronaldo with Lingard who ended up playing the game winning assist for young boys.'
Gonna go down as one of the worst subs in Champions League and club history for us— Crispin (@dtrouble)
Ole replaced Ronaldo with Lingard who ended up playing the game winning assist for young boys.— Beef (@Alayonimiii)
Another user described Solskjaer as 'clueless', writing: 'Manchester United were looking for a win and Ole took of Ronaldo and put in Lingard.
Gary Neville is 'disappointed' Jesse Lingard didn't leave Man United
England star Lingard has now been reintegrated into Solskjaer's squad despite West Ham's eagerness to make the deal permanent over the summer and Neville believes it was the wrong choice.The 28-year-old England star fell out of favour at United and was sent out on loan to the Hammers last season, where he won numerous plaudits for his performances.
Read that sentence again. If this doesn't tell you how clueless ole is, I don't know what will.'
Another wrote: 'Before you go to bed tonight, remember that Ole Solskjaer actually took off Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.'
Manchester United were looking for a win and Ole took of Ronaldo and put in Lingard.
Stuart Pearce insists Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be fringe player
West Ham had been keen to bring Jesse Lingard back to east London this summer but a deal failed to materialise as the club refused to meet Manchester United's asking price.Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Hammers last season. He recorded nine goals and four assists, winning plaudits for his performances.
Read that sentence again. If this doesn't tell you how clueless ole is, I don't know what will— IRUNNIA ™ (@Irunnia_)
In addition, another user added: 'Ole brought on Lingard to replace Ronaldo when Manchester United needed a goal to win the game.
'Lingard just assisted the winner for Young Boys.'
Finally, another wrote: 'What is Ole doing la with the subs HAHAHAHAHAHA.'
United return to Premier League action on Sunday away to West Ham as Solskjaer looks to get his side back to winning ways.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is back and he's primed to terrorise the Premier League again. Now it's up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to mould a title winning team around the icon.The details are all confirmed – a £19.8million transfer from Juventus, a two-year deal with an option for another, £385,000-a-week wages and a medical completed in Lisbon on Monday.
Omo! Before you go to bed tonight, remember that Ole Solskjaer actually took off Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic????????????— Cross˚ (@Elkrosmediahub)
Ole brought on Lingard to replace Ronaldo when Manchester United needed a goal to win the game.
Lingard just assisted the winner for Young Boys.— ???????????????? (@GreatWhiteNueve)
What is Ole doing la with the subs HAHAHAHAHAHA— Tan Guan Yu (@officialgy_)
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "directly" putting the squeeze on Man Utd to make the first of four potential deals cited on a "list".Perhaps Solskjaer’s greatest challenge this year will be keeping the plethora of attacking options he now possesses happy. The twin arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho have provided the Norwegian with arguably the Premier League’s most fearsome set of forwards.