Man United have not spent a good season, but some players have retained their top form.
Manchester United secured their third consecutive league victory on Sunday. The Red Devils defeated Norwich 1-0 as they displayed an unbalanced performance for most of the game.
Norwich had several chances to score in both halves. However, a brilliant performance from David de Gea prevented the hosts from scoring. And then came another late winner from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has saved the Red Devils several times this season.
The Portuguese star converted a penalty in the 78th minute to win the game for Man United. Former Man United player Owen Hargreaves did not think Man United displayed a good performance. However, he singled out Ronaldo and De Gea for special praise after their great performances.
“You’ve got to find a way to win games. That’s the most important thing,” the former Red Devils midfielder told Premier League Productions (via Metro).
“They weren’t playing well and they weren’t winning games – things had to change. They were conceding. Was it five against Liverpool? The game against Watford was the nail in the coffin.
“Ideally, you want them to play great every game and win. Saturday was poor in comparison to the Palace game, but they won.
“It’s going to take time with the new manager; a lot of players are trying to find their position within the team.
“Offensively, more needs to come, but David de Gea has, probably with Ronaldo, been their best player this season. We saw that again on Saturday.
“A clean sheet is the basis for every great team.”
Asked about De Gea, he added: “He’s been world-class this season, his shot-stopping is exceptional – one of the best in the Premier League and he’s back to his best now,
“Him and Ronaldo have been United’s two best players this season so it tells you that United can only win something if David is at his world-class best to go with the rest of the team.”
Rangnick secured his second league victory against Norwich. Man United have suffered a COVID-19 outbreak that might prevent them from playing their upcoming game against Brentford.