Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo's leadership qualities were on display Sunday after footballer Bukayo Saka's equaliser against Manchester United.

According to Sport Bible, the first-half at Old Trafford was full of action, and in the 34th minute, Antony bagged on his Man Utd debut to give boss Erik ten Hag the lead. Antony's opener could be seen as something against the run of play considering Arsenal's dominance for large periods. But the Gunners hit back on the hour mark through Saka during the Sunday game.

Man Utd players needed to pick themselves up after a slow start to the second-half. Then Ronaldo was spotted rallying his teammates after Saka leveled the scores. Many players looked deflated at losing their lead, but Ronaldo made sure to motivate the likes of Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes. Ronaldo, 37, made his way to the centre circle and clapped as if to say, "let's go again," and Tyrell Malacia seems to have picked up on his actions.

Fans of the club loved Ronaldo's reaction to the goal, with one asking, "Do we have the mentality to get back in the game if Ronaldo isn't on the pitch? I'm not so sure." The fan noted that in previous times, they probably "would've just sulked and lost by two goals." Another wondered how Ronaldo is not the Man Utd captain.

After some great play from Fernandes, Marcus Rashford restored the team's lead during the game. They finally secured their fourth consecutive Premier League win.

According to Sport Bible, Ronaldo proved that he's still got a place in Ten Hag's plans this season. The footballer has been a problem all summer for Man Utd. He has had a desire to leave, but was not able to find a new club. One reason many believed that Ronaldo wasn't picked up in the summer was the fact that most elite teams like to press from the front. It is something that many believe he is not capable of.

Ten Hag has mainly used him as a substitute this season, and on Sunday, Ronaldo was once again brought on as a substitute for Antony. But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner proved that he is definitely capable of playing the way the new manager wants.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Southampton, England. Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

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