October 28, 2022 || 5:59 am

(HD Video) Man Utd vs Sheriff 3-0 Highlights & All Goals

Erik ten Hag handled the situation superbly, reintegrating him into the first-team frame and putting the pressure back onto Ronaldo to perform. It’s been made clear that he will continue to have a place in the squad as long as he is performing well, and against FC Sheriff he did just that.

There were still clear signs of rustiness from the 37-year-old and on another night he might well have had a hat-trick given just how many chances he had, but what was promising was his commitment to the way United played.

Ronaldo was at least getting into more dangerous areas in the forward line, something he has struggled to do this season, though there is still concern about his profligacy, a stark realisation that the greatest scorer in the men’s game now doesn’t guarantee goals.

When he did finally find the back of the net, the Old Trafford crowd made clear its continued love for one of their greatest ever players. It is still down to him to repay them and Ten Hag.

If there is one valid criticism of Ten Hag this season, it is his reluctance to rotate his side in the Europa League, though that is also understandable after they lost their opening group game.

United have made no secret of their desire to win Group E and, as a result, they’ve named a strong side where possible. It would have been quite easy to select Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho on the left wing, but instead they went for teenager Alejandro Garnacho.

The youngster had already made a few cameo appearances this season, but his first competitive start under Ten Hag demonstrated how well he has done to stay in the first-team rather than being relegated to the U21s.

Garnacho repaid the faith with an exciting display. He adopted a direct approach whenever in possession, always looking to beat his opposing man, and mostly doing so too.

It was a display that reminded us just how raw a player he is, but also how much potential he does have if nurtured properly. Ten Hag has done the right by slowly easing him into action this season and after an encouraging display he is deserving of more.

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