Christian Eriksen confirmed Ronaldo "wasn't quite happy" because he took free kicks

"I did take one [instead of Ronaldo], I think, but he wasn't too happy with that!"

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Christian Eriksen confirmed Ronaldo "wasn't quite happy" because he took free kicks

Christian Eriksen talked about interesting topics in a conversation with Owen Hargreaves. United is not particularly good at taking free kicks this season. It is difficult to predict who will shoot free kicks during the match, considering that they have many good free-kick takers.

Even while Cristiano Ronaldo was part of the team, it happened that different players took the free kicks. Eriksen recalled the moments when he took free kicks instead of Ronaldo, with which the Portuguese was not quite satisfied.

“Even now at the club we have multiple takers who, if he's had a good day, he's going to have it,” Eriksen told Owen Hargreaves, as quoted by MIRROR. "I did take one [instead of Ronaldo], I think, but he wasn't too happy with that!

But then with the three we have now, it's [about] where we are on the pitch, how people are feeling – so it's like 'you had the last one, I'll have the next one'”. - he continued.

Luke Steele on Ronaldo free kicks

Former United goalkeeper Luke Steele spoke about Ronaldo and taking free kicks a few years ago.

At the beginning of his career, he was not so effective in this, but over time he improved a lot. "I can honestly say that he wasn't particularly great at that free-kick, I'm sure he would say that himself at the age of 18, 19,” he said.

"I always remember Louis Saha teaching him something - I don't know what they were muttering about - but often the ball would fly into the car park which was just behind at Carrington. I'd even be thinking, 'Flipping heck, hit the target because I'm getting cold here.'

But gradually he just adapted... all of a sudden he started hitting this free-kick that started wobbling and moving all over."

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