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Here's why Cristiano was left on the bench in Manchester City's 6-3 defeat

By Harry Smith

Here's why Cristiano was left on the bench in Manchester City's 6-3 defeat

The Manchester derby had only one team that took part and dominated the whole match in an exhibition

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Last season was a difficult end to the season because of what the final result meant, they were out of the Champions League and there were many games in which they conceded a lot of goals. In terms of what was remarkable about last season is that they managed to get Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford and he was the team's top scorer.


This season has had a complicated start due to the situation that happened at the club with the Portuguese star, he was forced to leave for a team that will participate in the current edition of the Champions League. The attempt was unsuccessful and he missed the pre-season with the new coach, Erik ten Hag.

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It was a scandalous 6-3 thrashing, two Man Utd goals came when the Citizens slowed down, it made it very difficult for the team's midfield which was non-existent. The defenders were under a lot of pressure and surprised by the passes that the opponents were looking for, there were two defensive changes because of the complicated task of keeping the opposition on the edge.


Erling Haaland and Phil Foden showed plenty of talent by scoring three goals apiece, while Cristiano Ronaldo had to watch the game from the bench, a sobering visit for Dutch coach Erik ten Hag, an occasion where a lot of things will have to be sorted out, the idea being that the dressing room will not fall apart.


Cristiano did not play minutes in Manchester United defeat


Cristiano Ronaldo has had a difficult day where he played no part in his team's defeat. He was calm about Erik ten Hag's decision not to play him. Frustrating moment for the Portuguese star who could not play, and in his place were the players recently recovered from injury, Rashford and Martial.