Ronaldo on the side in Carling Cup victory

After finally deciding to stay at least one more year at Old Trafford, Cristiano had the opportunity to witness Manchester United’s Community Shield triumph on Sunday afternoon at the Wembley Stadium.

The Portuguese star had to seat along side English striker Wayne Rooney, as both are currently recovering from injury. The English champions draw goalless with Pompy in a game that could have seen goalkeeper David James become the man of the match.

Nani assumed Ronaldo’s responsibility and was awesome in the wings – setting Fletcher who failed to break the dead lock, and dribbling past James only for his shot to be cleared by Glenn Johnson.

In the second half, Carlos Tevez had a clear appeal on penalty turned down by the referee. The end of the ninety minutes signified that the winner of the game had to be decided through a penalty shoot-out.

Tevez had the chance to revenge himself and indeed did not miss his spot kick. Giggs and Carrick also converted their kicks unlike Portsmouth’s Diarra and Johnson.

3 – 1 was the final score line, meaning that Alex Ferguson’s side has started its campaign on a good track. Ronaldo should wait a little while – six weeks at least – to help his club enjoy domestic and international success as the Red Devils aim to defend their EPL and Champions League titles.

Written by: Angela Asante

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