EPL: Ten Hag said that Ronaldo was his fourth pick to lead Man Utd
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has acknowledged that Cristiano Ronaldo was his fourth option for captain.
At Villa Park, Ronaldo was chosen to take the field first and unexpectedly given the captain’s hat.
Only twice in his professional career has he been given that task in the Premier League.
The Red Devils succumbed to a 3-1 loss as a result, failing to have the desired impact. Ronaldo had trouble having an effect on the game. He may have been sent off after fighting with Villa defender Tyrone Mings in the second half. Both players involved in the incident received yellow cards, but VAR determined no more penalty was necessary.
Although Ronaldo fell short of expectations as captain, Ten Hag acknowledged that the veteran was only chosen because better players weren’t available.
The Dutchman remarked, “Our club captain Harry Maguire is on the bench,” while speaking at Villa Park. David de Gea, a goalkeeper who is far from the outfield but a leader nonetheless, is the next topic.
As a result, Cristiano is in charge because Casemiro can’t speak great English.
It is unclear whether Ronaldo will receive the captain’s armband this year after his dismal performance, or even if he will keep his spot in the starting lineup. United must complete two more games before the World Cup’s mandatory break.
In the third round of the Carabao Cup, they will face Aston Villa once more the following week. before the final league matchup against Fulham.