Manchester United 3-0 Sheriff Tiraspol: Cristiano Ronaldo scores in comfortable victory


Cristiano Ronaldo scored in both games against Sheriff in Group E

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United with his 701st career goal to seal a comfortable Europa League victory over Sheriff Tiraspoli at Old Trafford.

Left out of last weekend’s trip to Chelsea as punishment for refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham eight days ago, Ronaldo appeared to have no intention of scoring after manager Erik ten Hag handed him the start.

But with nine minutes to go, the great Portuguese headed a cross from Bruno Fernandes. Sheriff’s goalkeeper Maxym Koval made a low save, but as the ball came loose, Ronaldo headed home to complete United’s biggest win of the season and extend the win to seven games in all competitions.

It was a positive end to a difficult week for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

And for United, it sets up next week’s Europa League tie with Real Sociedad in Spain, when the Premier League side need to avenge their opening-day defeat to top the group and avoid a knock-out spot that could pit them against the Europeans. Heavyweights Barcelona, ​​​​Juventus or Atletico Madrid.

Diogo Dalot put his side on the road to victory with Christian Eriksen’s header a minute before half-time.

Substitute Marcus Rashford headed home Luke Shaw’s left-wing cross midway through the second period.

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Tiraspol Sheriff

  1. Group number35Player nameKoval

  2. Group number42Player nameRenan Guedes

  3. Group number15Player nameKiki

  4. Group number6Player nameRadeljic

  5. Group number2Player nameprepare yourself

  6. Group number10Player nameIf I do

  7. Group number8Player nameDiop

  8. Group number18Player nameKyabou

  9. Group number17Player nameYou are out of your mind

  10. Group number61Player nameAkanbi

  11. Group number80Player nameAtiemwen

  1. Group number24Player nameGliga

  2. Group number27Player namehetman

  3. Group number28Player namePernambuco

  4. Group number31Player nameBlacksmiths

The eleven

Manchester United

training 4-2-3-1

  • 1by Gea
  • 20sharingreplaced byShawin 63′minutes
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 6Martinezreplaced byMaguirein 45′minutesBooked in 84 minutes
  • 12Malacia
  • 18casemiroreplaced byMcTominayin 63′minutes
  • 14Eriksen
  • 21Anthonyreplaced byRashfordin 45′minutes
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 49grenachereplaced byvan de Beekin 79′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

replacements

  • 5Maguire
  • 10Rashford
  • 17Fred
  • 22Heaton
  • 23Shaw
  • 25Anto
  • 28Pellistri
  • 31Dubravka
  • 34van de Beek
  • 36Zone
  • 39McTominay
  • 55Iqbal

Tiraspol Sheriff

training 4-5-1

  • 35Koval
  • 42Guedes BorgesBooked in 64 minutes
  • 15Kiki
  • 6Radeljic
  • 2prepare yourself
  • 10If I doreplaced byGligain 90+4′minutes
  • 8Diopreplaced byhetmanin 79′minutes
  • 18Kyabou
  • 17You are out of your mind
  • 61AkanbiBooked in 22 minutesreplaced byRodrigues da Silva dos Santosin 79′minutes
  • 80Atiemwenreplaced byBlacksmithsin 89′minutes

replacements

  • 1Celeadnic
  • 4Crespo da Silva
  • 11dos Reis Pereira Vizeu Do Carmo
  • 24Gliga
  • 27hetman
  • 28Rodrigues da Silva dos Santos
  • 29Ignatov
  • 31Blacksmiths
  • 33i feed

Judge:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos

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