Newcastle imposed a draw against Manchester United and frustrated Ronaldo

Manchester v England: Manchester United, led by forward Cristiano Ronaldo, failed to overcome Newcastle United’s hurdle at Old Trafford and on Sunday the two teams drew without a goal in the English Premier League. Eddie Howe’s team showed defensive solidity and, despite this, had the most dangerous opportunity with a Joelinton header, where the attempt bounced off the crossbar and then the same player followed him and hit the post in strange way. Newcastle striker Callum Wilson also called for a penalty. “We had some moments and opportunities today,” Howe told reporters. I am very proud of my players and what they have done, above all in terms of defensive performance. ”Ronaldo was honored before the game after reaching 700 goals at the level of cluband I believe he scored in two occasions, but the referee canceled the first goal for offside, while it was decided to cancel the second goal because the referee had counted an error immediately before it. Ronaldo scored only two goals in this season with Manchester United, while many believe the career of the 37-year-old Portuguese is in decline after years of creativity. The player appeared to resent the decision to replace him in the 72nd minute, but United manager Eric Ten Hag defended his decision. “We have four games in ten days, “the United manager told reporters. We have to keep the players ready. It should be rotated.” Ten Hag also defended Ronaldo’s lack of goals in the last period. “The goals will come,” said the Dutch manager. Our forwards will score and score a lot. I’m sure about this. It will happen as long as the hard work continues ”. The result left Manchester United in fifth place with 16 points, one point behind Newcastle in sixth in ranking, which played an additional match. Little chance Anthony was once again the star at Manchester United and his close range shot was saved by Nick Pope. Although Anthony had long possession of the ball, he failed to create a major threat to Newcastle’s goal and did not send the required crosses to the forwards. Marcus Rashford, who replaced Ronaldo, created an opportunity for his teammate Fred towards the end, but the Brazilian midfielder shot wide. Rashford missed an opportunity with a last-minute header under pressure from United. Newcastle, who enjoyed great support from their fans, were the best in the first half taking advantage of the host’s bad passes and trying to score. But with Newcastle striker Alexander Isak missing through injury, the visiting team failed to get the decisive touch under the goal. Newcastle fell in the second half and did not threaten United’s goal much. Following this goalless draw, United will face further criticism, having missed several easy chances during the 1-0 narrow victory over Omonia Newcastle in European League last week. (Reuters)