‘Viva Ronaldo’: Man United Fans Sing Ronaldo’s Name During Disastrous Loss to Brighton, Video

‘Viva Ronaldo’: Man United Fans Sing Ronaldo’s Name During Disastrous Loss to Brighton, Video

Isaac Darko
September 18, 2023 at 6:32 AM
  • Man United fans were loud in their support of Cristiano Ronaldo during their defeat to Brighton
  • Cristiano Ronaldo actually scored when the sides met in the equivalent fixture in 2022
  • The Red Devils suffered their first loss at Old Trafford in 31 games

Manchester United fans showed unwavering support for Cristiano Ronaldo as their team endured a disappointing 3-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford.

The new season has been challenging for Erik ten Hag's squad, especially since it commenced without the Portuguese superstar, who departed by mutual agreement late last year.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the ongoing Saudi Pro League. Photo by Francois Nel
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In the corresponding fixture in 2022, Ronaldo indeed found the net, and a vocal section of supporters eagerly chanted his name within the stadium.

In a video widely circulated on social media, the resounding chant of "Viva Ronaldo" echoed throughout the stadium, demonstrating the strong backing for the current Al-Nassr captain.

This heartfelt display of support occurred amid the backdrop of Ronaldo's intricate history with Manchester United's manager, Erik ten Hag.

Brighton end Man United's unbeaten home run

Per TalkSPORT, Brighton heaped further misery on United as attention returned to on-field matters on Saturday afternoon.

BBC reports that goals from Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro secured the away side a comfortable win before Hannibal Mejbri's consolation goal.

This marked the end of the Old Trafford outfit's impressive 31-game unbeaten streak at home in all competitions, and it was against the same team that had last defeated them at home in Ten Hag's debut match in charge.

There was no thrilling comeback akin to United's previous home match against Nottingham Forest, as focus now shifts to the upcoming Champions League showdown against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Man United fans jeer at ten Hag

Sports Brief also reported that Manchester United fans turned on Erik Ten Hag after the manager decided to take off Rasmus Hojlund in the second half as the team was looking for a comeback against Brighton and Hove Albion.

With United trailing 2-0, Ten Hag decided to make some changes, taking off Hojlund for Casemiro for Anthony Martial and Hannibal Mejbri respectively.

But the decision to take off Hojlund did not sit well with Manchester United fans as boos rang out at Old Trafford following the manager’s decision.

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