Cristiano Ronaldo's assist vs Spurs: Man United star produces perfect pass for Edinson Cavani


Cristiano Ronaldo proved he’s more than just a goalscorer with a wonderful assist for Edinson Cavani as the Uruguyan gave Manchester United a 2-0 lead against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Portuguese forward, who scored a stunning volley in the first half, turned provider for Cavani, who finished off a fine move.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side entered Saturday’s game under serious pressure following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, but they responded in style in north London.

Ronaldo, who has faced some criticism for his recent performances, starred with a fine goal, before he provided a brilliant assist in the 64th minute.


Ronaldo’s brilliant assist for Cavani

Bruno Fernandes won possession in midfield before passing to Ronaldo, who found space with a fine chop.

The 36-year-old then played a perfectly-weighted pass into Cavani’s path, and the Uruguayan did the rest.

Ronaldo was taken off shortly afterwards. His work for the day was done.

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Solskjaer’s side added a third goal through Marcus Rashford later on in what turned into an emphatic win.

The last few weeks have been tough for the Red Devils – Roy Keane didn’t hold back in his assessment pre-match – but they now find themselves just three points behind rivals Manchester City in the Premier League table.


So, things suddenly look a little rosier for the Norwegian.

He changed his system for the Spurs game, going to a back three and starting Ronaldo and Cavani together in attack, and his plan to stifle the hosts worked perfectly.

Next up is a trip to Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday before next Saturday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

What a game that promises to be.


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