Manchester United resume normal duties this week as most of the players off representing their countries return to the club. With this, it is important to once again look at the recent results of the football club and make necessary changes.
It has become more and more important for the Red Devils to muster up wins as there are expectations from Cristiano Ronaldo fans to deliver a 6th Ballon d'Or award. The current pattern of play at the club just doesn't cut it as goals have been very hard to come by. Below are strategies the club can adapt to change its current predicament.
A More Attacking Gameplay
The key to scoring goals in football has been the same 100 years ago and it will be the same 100 years to come. This key is "attack". A team that expects to score goals has to attack as it is delusional to neglect that aspect of the game and expect considerable success.
It has been revealed recently that Ronaldo has called out his teammates and coaching staff in demands for better attacking play as it has adversely affected his scoring output. It is very vital for a player of his stature and calibre to play in a very attacking team as without this there will be fewer goals and less goals mean poor Ballon d'Or ratings for the Portuguese superstar.
Faster Ball Movement
One attribute that goes hand in hand with attacking gameplay is the speed at which the ball is pushed around the pitch. This trait is easily observable in clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City where their smart play enables them to move the ball up the field with great efficiency.
This is one quality that if imbibed by the Man United team could spell doom for opponents. Slow ball movers like Fred and McTominay will need to put in more effort as winning matches will be important to Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or quest. Should the team adapt to this mentality it could lead to more chances for Ronaldo and a better Ballon d'Or chance.
Do you think these changes are enough to get Ronaldo back to the Ballon d'Or charts? Make your opinions known in the comments section.
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