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Cristiano Ronaldo's Dream Of Success At Manchester United Could Be A Nightmare, Here's Why

There hasn't been such a brilliant combination of world-class talent in the Manchester United locker room since Cristiano Ronaldo last declared himself a Manchester United player. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has the players to win the biggest and most prestigious trophies in English and European soccer based only on individual quality.


However, United's 1-0 away win over Wolves showed the flaws that will most certainly prevent Solskjaer from winning the Premier League PINC trophy this season. While the visitors to Molineux won all three points to extend their unbeaten away run to an all-time high of 28 games, weaknesses were evident.

 

Manchester United, in particular, were especially vulnerable in the middle of the field. Paul Pogba was positioned in a double pivot alongside Fred, who couldn't manage the strength of the Wolves' counter attack due to Scott McTominay's injury. Adama Traore, in particular, put a lot of pressure on the Brazilian midfielder.


Fred's performance bordered on the ludicrous at times, as he clung to life as Traore sped by him time after time. Traore, admittedly, is one of the most difficult players to stop in the Premier League once he gets going, but Fred was also exposed on the ball. When faced with a high press, the Wolves saw his lack of composure.


Every other title contender has a plethora of options in center midfield. N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are on the bench for Manchester City, while Fernandinho and Rodri are on the bench for Chelsea. In the centre of the pitch, Fabinho is one of Liverpool's most vital players, with Jordan Henderson also capable of keeping things together.


United do not have anybody in the mold of Fabinho or Kante. Pogba could thrive in a two-man midfield, like he did for France, but he'll need someone like Kante to cover for him when his positional discipline falters. Fred, on the other hand, is considerably more prone to positional inconsistency.


Ronaldo's surprising arrival will provide Manchester United with the attacking pinnacle they have missed since the departure of Robin van Persie. The iconic Portuguese forward will be a game-changer, but Ronaldo's second time at United may not provide him with the platform he requires to fully attain greatness.

 

In recent years, Old Trafford has made strides. Their window-on-window transfer plan has addressed areas of weakness in the squad to the point where Solskjaer just has one position in which he is severely short. However, that one job has the potential to jeopardize everything else.

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