Ronaldo did not appear in Ten Hag’s plans right away due to his rigorous style, lack of preseason, and desire to depart last summer. But after a few minutes on his legs, he abruptly lost all feeling in them.
Finally, Ronaldo’s irritation caused him to leave an Old Trafford game early. He then gave an emotional interview to Piers Morgan in which he severely criticized the team and Ten Hag.
The two parties to his deal amicably cancelled it shortly after the World Cup began.
How have things gone for United since he left in November? Let’s conduct some calculations.
Sure, United has benefited by having played more games than any other team, but, hey, you’d rather have points on the board than games in hand, wouldn’t you? Relax, it’s not a real table anyhow.
However, it’s obvious that the Red Devils have seen some stability since Ronaldo’s departure. They aren’t completely dominating opponents just yet, and they continue to rely on Marcus Rashford to score goals, but there are undeniably more optimistic attitudes around the club now that they aren’t concerned about Ronaldo.
Despite recent struggles, Arsenal has had a respectable record since the World Cup. They have also benefited from Manchester City‘s inability to close the gap they created in the fall.