You need 2 or 3 senior players in the 1st team during the game to steady the team. If all the players are too young once the team is down by 1 or 2 goals they don't know what to do due to lack of experience. That was what happened against Palace. The players also don't know how to come back to draw or win once they are down by 1 or 2 goals.
In the past 1 to 3 seasons I seldom see the team able to come back to draw or win when they are down by 1 or 2 goals.
I thought some reports said he would sign a new contract when he returned from pre-season. He still has not signed yet. He made mistakes during the games April & May. Not surprising he continued to make mistakes against Palace because his contract not settled.
If the team is not doing well it will affect the commercial business. Do you think the sponsors are willing to spend millions if the team is unable to be among the top teams & unable to compete with the best teams in Europe?
The secrets behind Cristiano Ronaldo's wonder free kick
Fergie raved: "I've seen a lot of stuff written about how Cristiano's free-kicks are all to do with the way he places the ball or strikes it on the valve, but the bottom line is the boy practises and practises.
"He's always out there at the end of training, banging balls in after the session has ended."
United defender Nemanja Vidic also reckons Ronaldo's dedication is the reason for his spectacular strikes and remarkable goal-haul.
He said: "Ronnie's free-kick was unbelievable, the best goal I've seen in a game I've been playing in. He practises free-kicks all the time in training and stays behind when everyone else has gone.
"Not just free-kicks, he practises dribbling, crossing, shooting, everything. If you work as hard as he does, you get your rewards."
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