Some fans react as Cristiano Ronaldo scores the penalty to give Manchester United the 1-0 win over Norwich City
Manchester United beat Norwich City by a 1-0 scoreline in the Premier League through a hard-fought victory after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner through a penalty. It was the second consecutive win for Ralf Rangnick in the league, which has seen his team jump up to fifth in the table.
It was far from a vintage performance as the first half was lethargic and forgettable from Man United. Many expected them to put pressure from the start, but the opponents were comfortable during possession in the first half. Alex Telles had a shot that hit the bar from a deflected free-kick, but nothing came off it in the end. The hosts were the better side in the second half as they kept putting pressure on the visitors.
However, completely against the run of play, Ronaldo was fouled by the Norwich right-back in the box, and the Red Devils were awarded a penalty in the 75th minute. The Portuguese made no mistake and showed his prowess and composure to put the ball past the net of Tim Krul.
David De Gea could arguably be the best performer for the Manchester club as he made crucial saves to stop Teemu Pukki and Ozan Kabak from scoring. Fred was also great on the night, whereas Harry Maguire was solid overall. Even though Cristiano was not at his best, he ended up decisive for the team.
United have 27 points from 16 matches in the league and are tied with West Ham United, who hold fourth place. However, they do have a game in hand and could extend that lead in their coming fixture. Rangnick needs to improve on the performance of the team to challenge for the top four places.
Here are how some Manchester United supporters reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner:
Another example why it is important to watch 90 minutes. Terrible game by Ronaldo.— Marcos (@BosteroMarkos) December 11, 2021
Fred once again probably our best player in a very underwhelming overall performance, but we move— Aodhan (@MUFC_Aodhan) December 11, 2021
Not good enough but we got the win— mark 🇮🇪 (@yeahmark0) December 11, 2021
David De Legend is our man of the match he was unbelievable as usual.— Harshil Tailor (@harshil_Tailor) December 11, 2021
Its gonna take a lot of time and work to get rid of the mediocre way we were being coached— Alexander Barrera (@alex_barrera06) December 11, 2021
Lets start donny and mason instead of bruno and rashford in the next game
There's nothing to celebrate from this team. I don't think that Ralf is changing anything. Where's the "pressing football" he promised us!— Moses Kirimi (@MosesThuranira6) December 11, 2021
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Disgraceful performance but it’s 3 points. Lots of work still needed that’s clear to see. Also some players should not think they’re positions in the team are untouchable that’s the way forward imo.— Javi (@UtdJavi) December 11, 2021
CR7 with the Goal that Matters !!!— ShaMraiz (@SuNraYz23) December 11, 2021
De Gea = Superman
Fred = Most Improved one
Defense = Still Crap
-terrible individual performances from our attack— Factos 🥂 (@blxckwolfutd) December 11, 2021
-Fred and mctomnay excellent.
-pressing at times very good
-shape much better than it use to be.