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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘frustrated’ as Manchester United prepare changes – The Mirror

Man United fell to a 2-0 derby loss to Manchester City at Old Trafford over the weekend leaving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sixth in the Premier League table

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reviews Manchester City defeat

Manchester United suffered another hugely damaging 2-0 home loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

An early own goal from Eric Bailly set City on their way before Bernardo Silva added the second on the stroke of half-time after David De Gea had made a string of fine saves.

But the away side eased the tempo in the second period to show superb game management and deny United any significant openings and maintain control throughout.

It follows the club’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford just weeks ago, with restless fans now desperate to see some positive changes within the side after the international break.

Here’s a round-up of the fallout and some of the biggest Manchester United headlines.

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Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo looked frustrated in the loss to Manchester City ( Image:

PA) Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘frustrations’ Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City added weight to claims of disharmony in the ranks, specifically between Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood.

There was a distinct lack of synergy in United’s toothless attack and they mustered just one shot on target against City.

And Portugal captain Ronaldo has been left frustrated by Greenwood’s tendency to shoot on sight rather than look to assist him at earlier points this season, according to reports in late October.

The 20-year-old is regarded as a brilliant finisher, but Ronaldo is undoubtedly the focal point in attack and requires a selfless partner in the Edinson Cavani mould to flourish.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preparing change United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows his side need a result in their next game against Watford, with former United captain Roy Keane suggesting another setback could be the final straw for his former teammate and urging his old club to “draw the line”.

However, as he prepares to take his team to Vicarage Road, Solskjaer appears to have a change in the pipeline.

United lined up with three centre-backs in each of their last three games against Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta and Manchester City, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw flanking them on the right and left.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford ( Image:

PA) However, they didn’t finish the trio of games with the same set-up, with an injury to Raphael Varane prompting a change of formation in Bergamo and a 2-0 half-time deficit on Saturday bringing about a similar switch as Jadon Sancho replaced Eric Bailly.

Solskjaer has faced a challenge when it comes to accommodating the wealth of attacking talent at his disposal, sacrificing a bit more firepower for bodies in defence in recent games, and his comments about the next match hint at a change.

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United ’embarrassing’ Danny Murphy claims there is an “embarrassing” gulf in quality between Manchester United and their rivals.

Solskjaer was mocked by chants of “Ole’s at the wheel” from the away end during the Manchester derby, while Liverpool supporters have also taunted the Norwegian.

Murphy declares rival fans actively wanting Solskjaer to keep his job means United chiefs must make a change in the dugout.

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