Cristiano Ronaldo looked like a “little boy” against Liverpool and the change of formation at Spurs suited him, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
Manchester United moved from a 4-3-2-1 to a 5-3-2 for their crunch game against Tottenham, running out 3-0 winners in a convincing victory.
The Old Trafford legend said: “There’s no doubt this is not Ole’s plan. Leaving Sancho, Rashford and Greenwood on the bench is not the plan.
“That wasn’t the plan in the recruitment, that wasn’t the plan for Ole how he was thinking he was going to play. He’s played 4-2-3-1 last 37 matches. This is not his plan to go to 5-3-2.
“But the change of system, it did look like it suited Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the pressure off him from a defensive point of view.
“Seeing him upfront against Liverpool last week, or against Leicester on his own, he looked like a little boy.
“But today it suited him perfectly to play in those moments. Today was a good day for him, not just for the goal, but because it looked like he played in a team that he was part of.