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Rob Dawson Correspondent
Eric Ten Haag says Cristiano Ronaldo is finally getting the job done by the Manchester United striker Got his first goal after ‘needs a goal’ this season against Tiraspol Sheriff.
Ronaldo scored a penalty in Moldova’s 2-0 win over Moldova as ten Haag’s side secured their first point in the Europa League.
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It was the 37-year-old’s first goal in eight appearances this season and the 699th of his club career.
“Ronaldo needs that goal,” Ten Haag said. “A lot of times, he’s been close [so far this season], but he wants that very badly.
“We’re happy for him and the team wants to bring him a Goal. You know Cristiano will score a penalty. “
Jadon Sancho scored Manchester United’s first goal of the night just hours after learning he was not in the latest England squad against Italy and Germany .
Nations League game is Gareth Southgate’s last chance to watch his players before naming his squad for the World Cup and Sancho’s omission will increase Doubts about the 22-year-old playing in Qatar.
“I’m really happy [for Jaton], another goal, he’s already in pre-season Scored a lot of goals and I think he’s had three seasons,” Ten Haag said.
“He’s done well. But I think he has a lot of room to improve because he has a lot of skills. When he has that belief, bring him on the court and he can improve even more. “
After their first Europa League defeat against Real Sociedad, Manchester United stood their ground in the competition they won in 2017.
Ten Hag’s side have no games on the weekend after their game against Leeds was postponed. Their next game is against Manchester City on October 2. Rest.
“It’s been a tough start,” Ten Hager said of Thursday’s game. “The opponent played very straight, the second ball. They won too much in the first minute. But after a while we played better.
“Then you said we could play between the lines, we had depth in our game and scored a great goal. Then we had total control of the game.”