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Manchester United legend: Cristiano Ronaldo prefers to play alongside Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goals for United against Tottenham

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has disclosed that Cristiano Ronaldo preferred to play alongside Edinson Cavani in the attack.

Neville stated this after Man United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham in Saturday’s Premier League game, with goals from Ronaldo, Cavani and Marcus Rashford.

Neville reckons Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo thrived having Edinson Cavani alongside him.

The Old Trafford legend said: “There’s no doubt this is not Ole’s plan. Leaving Sancho, Rashford and Greenwood on the bench is not the plan.

“That wasn’t the plan in the recruitment, that wasn’t the plan for Ole how he was thinking he was going to play.

“He’s played 4-2-3-1 last 37 matches. This is not his plan to go to 5-3-2.

“But the change of system, it did look like it suited Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the pressure off him from a defensive point of view.

“Seeing him upfront against Liverpool last week, or against Leicester on his own, he looked like a little boy.

“But today it suited him perfectly to play in those moments. Today was a good day for him, not just for the goal, but because it looked like he played in a team that he was part of.

“Last few weeks he’s been exposed, been asked to press, and he can’t do that.”

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