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Ronaldo advises teammates to stay professional despite losing faith in Solskjaer

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Despite widespread disapproval of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have pushed his teammates to remain professional.

Solskjaer’s departure was formally announced by the Red Devils just hours ago, however reports of his departure had been circulating for the past several hours. Manchester United were thrashed 4-1 by struggling Watford yesterday (November 20).

It was the club’s fifth defeat in seven Premier League games, leaving them in seventh place, 12 points behind champions Chelsea. After crushing defeats to Leicester City, Liverpool, and Manchester City, Solskjaer’s reign as manager of the Red Devils was already in jeopardy. The defeat at Watford proved to be the final straw on the camel’s back.

Despite allegations of a schism in the dressing room, the club administration continued to support him. Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded that his teammates stay professional, according to Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News. Ronaldo made his remarks following Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City at Old Trafford. He expressed himself as follows:

Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, is said to have pressured Manchester United to fire Solskjaer after the loss to Manchester City. Mendes was promised that action would be done, but that didn’t happen until last night’s humiliating loss at Watford.

Many anticipated that facing Watford would offer Manchester United the perfect opportunity to regain form ahead of crucial matches against Villarreal and Chelsea. The Hornets, on the other hand, were all over Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates from the opening minute.

In the first half, Claudio Ranieri’s team might have easily scored four goals. Watford would have been out of sight considerably sooner if it hadn’t been for Ismaila Sarr’s two penalty misses (one of which was a retake). Manchester United were fortunate to be just 2-0 down at halftime, thanks to strikes from Andy King and an apologetic Sarr.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final move as Manchester United manager was to bring on Donny Van de Beek, ironically. The Dutchman retaliated forcefully, scoring a goal to pull his team back into the game. They were unable to score an equalizer, with Cristiano Ronaldo in particular missing numerous opportunities.

Watford were able to finish the game when Harry Maguire was sent off with 20 minutes remaining. In the waning minutes of the game, Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis each scored a goal to make the scoreline as emphatic as it deserved to be.

With Solskjaer no longer in charge, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United takes on Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday. This season, the 36-year-old has scored in all four of his games in the competition.

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