Claims that Manchester United miss the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portuguese star winger left for Real Madrid have revived again.
Did anyone hear about Manchester Unitedâ€™s shocking defeat at Old Trafford against Aston Villa last Saturday in the English Premier League?
The last time that Manchester United played against Aston Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo injected much of his star-studded influence.
The former number 7 Red Devil fired Manchester United in front with an excellent free-kick inside the penalty box in the first period.
After the break, Aston Villa found themselves 2-1 up but Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s low drive strike earned Fergusonâ€™s side a vital equalizer.
Manchester United finally won 3-2 on that day as debutant Macheda lashed in the winner in injury time.
Last week though, there was nothing of this kind. Wayne Rooney worked out all of his abilities but was astonishingly denied by the crossbar at a point in the game. Dimitar Berbatov wasted the simplest opportunity when he misfired the ball in front of an empty net.
Well in the end, Gabriel Agbonlahorâ€™s first half header proved enough to hand Manchester United their first home defeat against Aston Villa since 1983.
After shocking the Red Devils, Aston Villaâ€™s Richard Dunne added more fuel to Sir Alex Fergusonâ€™s anger. The former Manchester City defender declared:
â€œItâ€™s going to count for any team, losing a player like Ronaldo.
â€œ[Manchester] United created a lot of chances and they dominated us for periods. But Brad Friedel wasnâ€™t too busy,â€ Dunne stated just to underline the fact that Manchester United miss the attacking abilities of Cristiano Ronaldo.
There is a big majority of people who think that no player is bigger than a club and that Sir Alex Ferguson is wise enough to fill the hole that Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s departure created.
However, so many believe that the Red Devils miss the dazzling fire of the Portugal captain.
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