Ronaldo and Cavani’s experience key to Man United response

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the experience of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani was key to Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday as they bounced back from a humiliating 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool six days ago.

After a week of intense speculation over his future, Solskjaer got all his major calls right as Ronaldo and Cavani, at a combined age of 70, both scored after being paired up front together for the first time.

A switch to a back three, aided by the return of Raphael Varane from injury, also helped Solskjaer’s men register just a second clean sheet in 22 games.

“We’ve built this performance on hard work, discipline and keeping the ball away from our goal,” said Solskjaer.

“We worked on this week. The boys were brilliant, they took it on board.

“Raphael Varane is a top player. He reads the game well. He’s quick and so experienced. To get him back is massive for us.”

The signings of Ronaldo, Varane and Jadon Sancho were expected to turn United…



Source: Guardian Newspaper

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