Cristiano Ronaldo Hailed as 'true Leader' for His Reaction After Arsenal Equalised vs Man Utd at Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo Hailed as 'true Leader' for His Reaction After Arsenal Equalised vs Man Utd at Old Trafford

Fred Kennedy
September 6, 2022 at 1:19 PM
  • A video capturing Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction after Arsenal equalised against Manchester United on Sunday has emerged
  • In the footage, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner could be seen rallying his teammates, who looked deflated
  • Ronaldo's actions have earned him praise from a section of United's fanbase, with many hailing him as a 'true leader'
  • The Red Devils went on to secure a 3-1 win over the Gunners, with Marcus Rashford scoring a brace in the second half

A video of Cristiano Ronaldo psyching up his teammates after Bukayo Saka equalised against Manchester United has dropped.

Ronaldo started from the bench during the tense Premier League encounter staged at Old Trafford on Sunday, with summer arrival Antony starting ahead of him.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
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While Erik ten Hag's decision to bench Ronaldo was widely criticised, the Dutchman was later hailed as a genius after United secured a huge 3-1 win over their arch-rivals.

Antony repaid Ten Hag's faith in him by scoring on his debut, with the Brazilian winger finding the back of the net with United's opener in the 35th minute.

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Antony later paved the way for Ronaldo minutes into the second in what appeared as a tactical move from Ten Hag.

However, the home side conceded just moments after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner had been introduced, with Saka scoring to level matters.

Cristiano Ronaldo hailed as 'true leader' during Man United vs Arsenal

But rather than resigning to fate after the equaliser, Ronaldo was seen psyching up his teammates and encouraging them to rally back.

The stunning moment was caught on camera, with a video from the incident going viral on social media.

In the video, a number of United players looked deflated before the Portuguese talisman chipped in to boost their morale.

Ronaldo's actions have since been praised by supporters online, with one saying:

"The fighting spirit from him is too essential."

A second wondered:

"And they say he's the trouble maker in the dressing room."

Another conceded:

"CR7 is making me love him more now."

While a fourth concluded:

"That's why no matter what Media spinning bs, I will always love and trust my legend. He always gave his best.

Ronaldo gives Antony standing ovation

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cristiano Ronaldo could not help himself but get up and applaud Antony after the Man United summer recruit found the back of the net against Arsenal.

Antony was handed his United debut on Sunday, September 4, as the Red Devils hosted in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Immediately Antony scored, the cameras panned to Ronaldo, who, at this time, had risen from his seat in celebration.

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