Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to put Manchester United in fourth place in the Premier League as the Reds beat Tottenham at Old Trafford in a five-goal thriller
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The 37-year-old has scored three goals to send the Red Devils back to the top four of Premier Leaguewith Spurs twice coming back to equalize at Old Trafford in a five-goal thriller.
Ronaldo has been criticized this season for a negative influence on United, whether it’s his style of play or his personality, and more recently their omission. 4-1 humiliation at the hands of bitter opponents City of Manchester last weekend.
But in a solid defence, Pogba dismissed claims that “the best striker in history” was an issue.
“It was a beautiful game and a beautiful response from us. We hurt them at the right time and Ronaldo did what he does best,” the midfielder said. BBC Sport.
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“He [Ronaldo] has never been a problem. You have the best striker in history on our team, he can’t be the problem. Today his performance and the team’s performance was outstanding. “
Referring to the 4-1 defeat, Pogba added to Sky Sports: “Ronaldo has been excellent. I think that’s all we needed – a reaction. We scored beautiful goals. Even when We conceded a goal, we came back and scored again The mentality was there again today.
“Everybody knows Cristiano – there’s no need to talk about him. That’s what he does. He didn’t play in the last game, but he came back and scored three goals. Everyone was happy.
“Today was great. You could hear the fans – they pushed us and felt it. I think today was a very good performance as a team and a very good response from Man City match.
“We kept believing. In the second half, we didn’t get good passes and movement that I thought wasn’t there. We gave them a little bit of confidence, that’s why Why did they score. But we took the corner and scored the winning goal.
After the final whistle, the legend of the Red Devils Roy Keaneon expert duty for Sky, echoing Pogba’s thoughts.
” We shouldn’t be surprised, he’s had a great hat-trick but he’s been doing it for years, maybe a week or two ago after the criticism he’s had,” Keane, who played alongside Ronaldo briefly for United, claims.
“But he did it for his career. You can criticize [Eric] Dier [for the first goal] he has to get out and stop the shot from a player like Ronaldo. But the guy.. It’s great, awesome. “
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