Why Man United are the biggest beneficiary of Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card
It was not a good night for Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo who was not allowed to enjoy his game as he was shown the red card in the first half of the Champions League encounter against Valencia.
Juventus fans have lamented the development with the likelihood of not seeing Ronaldo in his best competition. It could also be a setback to the Italian side.
However, Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit Ian Wright thinks Manchester United fans have reasons to celebrate as they could avoid the former Real Madrid player as a result of the red card.
Juventus secured a 2-0 victory in the game against the Spanish side but were without their key man in their first group game.
Ronaldo was booked for what seem like grabbing Jeison Murillo’s hair.
Should he not win an appeal, the 33-year-old winger, if handed a three-match ban, will not only miss the clash with Young Boys next month, he will also not face his former club United both at the Old Trafford and in Turin.
Ronaldo’s October 23 return to the Old Trafford would be his biggest pain but United can be sure that there will be no upset from their former player.
The pressure on the Jose Mourinho men would have been drastically reduced with Ronaldo’s absence says Wright.
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