Lima, January 10, 2022Updated on 01/10/2022 03:30 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo does not play the FA Cup third round match against Aston Villa due to physical discomfort. By decision of coach Ralf Rangnick, the Portuguese forward has not entered the call for the duel that takes place this Monday at the Old Trafford stadium in the framework of the traditional tournament.
On the eve of the engagement, the German coach gave more details. “I spoke with Cristiano yesterday before training and he told me that he had had discomfort the last two days. Nothing serious, but we have decided that it makes no sense to take risks in a game that can go up to 120 minutes. We have decided to rest and not play “, he indicated.
The German coach expanded in a note with the BBC. “I suppose it will be in the stadium, but he had some problems with his hip, with his hip muscle, and we decided it would be better for him not to play this game. I don’t think it’s anything serious. He has told me that he has had this problem for the last few days. Again, in a cup match when you can play 120 minutes, I thought it would be better not to take risks “, he expressed.
Without the gunner, Rangnick chose Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood as the starting forwards to meet the ‘Villains’ at the ‘Theater of Dreams’. The Uruguayan and the Englishman are ahead of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, the offensive men chosen by the DT to face the clash at home.
They complete the team David De Gea in goal. While the German coach ordered a line of four in defense made up of Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw. While the Brazilian Fred and Scott McTominay appear in a first line of midfielder.
Cristiano Ronaldo, since returning to England, has played a total of 21 official commitments: 16 for the Premier League and five in the Champions League. In the local tournament, ‘CR7 ′ scored eight goals and gave three assists. While in the ‘Orejona’, the Portuguese scored a total of six conquests.
The forward’s last presentation was on January 3 against Wolverhampton for the Premier League. That day, the ‘Lobos’ embittered the day for the ‘Red Devils’ and Cristiano, who had taken the field as captain, the first time since he returned.