Asamoah Gyan Defends Ronaldo's Display Against Southampton Following Criticism on Social Media

Asamoah Gyan Defends Ronaldo's Display Against Southampton Following Criticism on Social Media

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has defended the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo against Southampton on Saturday
  • The Portuguese superstar climbed off the bench to help the Red Devils to victory on the road in the English Premier League
  • Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes netted the only goal as Manchester United picked all three points at the Saint Mary's

Asamoah Gyan has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo's display in Manchester United's hard-fought victory over Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner who came on in the second half was criticized on social media.

However, Asamoah Gyan defended the 37-year-old forward, claiming he worked hard to ensure the Red Devils won the game at the Saint Mary's.

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Asamoah Gyan has defended Ronaldo's performance against Southampton. Credit: @SuperSportTV Getty Images
Source: Twitter
"Massa Massa he came on in the difficult moment of the game. He when winning the air duels for the team. He should have done better in the last counter attack but he fought today to make sure day secure the winner. U just want to talk about him cos u have to comment," wrote Gyan on Twitter in a reply to popular Ghanaian journalist Owuraku Ampofo's tweet.

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Owuraku Ampofo wrote: "Ronaldo justified why he’s not ready to start games yet with his cameo today."

Ronaldo replaced Jadon Sancho in the 68th minute as Bruno Fernandes' second half strike ensured the 20 times English Champions returned to Manchester with all three points.

Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan has disclosed his desire to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and should the 36-year-old be included in the Black Stars team, he will face Ronaldo in the first game on November 24.

Manchester United end poor away form with victory at Southampton

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United ended their torrid away run with a narrow 1-0 win over Southampton in the early kick off on Saturday, August 27.

Bruno Fernandes got the all-important goal early in the second half as David De Gea came up with crucial saves to secure three points for his side.

Southampton will however be proud of their performance, as they constantly threatened United straight down to the final whistle.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.