Manchester United won 2-0 against Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) semi-finals in the 2022-23 season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the 2nd (Korean time). With this victory, Manchester United succeeded in advancing to the final with a total of 5-0 in the first and second legs.
In the Premier League, 4th place raised the possibility of advancing to the European Football Federation (UEFA Champions League) next season, and the FA Cup is also in the round of 16. It’s definitely different from the first half.스포츠토토
For what reason could Man United have faced such a change? There are many reasons, but the decisive reason that can never be omitted is the release of Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr).
Ronaldo was eventually forced to leave Manchester United after an interview criticizing the club and manager Eric ten Haag. Ronaldo, who left Manchester United in December last year, wore the Al Nasr uniform of Saudi Arabia.
As if by magic, Ronaldo’s departure sent Manchester United on an upward trajectory. After Ronaldo left, Manchester United played a total of 12 matches, with a record of 10 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. It is an overwhelming record. They won 2 FA Cups and 4 EFL Cups. In the Premier League, they recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. One of them was a game in which they lost 2-3 to Arsenal after a close match.
Manchester United’s ‘legend’ Roy Keane also admitted that the release of Ronaldo was the driving force behind Manchester United’s rise.
“There was definitely a new energy around Manchester United in the second half. I think one of those things was that Ronaldo’s departure helped the manager and United,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports.
Keane added: “If Ronaldo had stayed, he would certainly have sat on the bench and expressed his dissatisfaction.