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WATCH: 'Let the GOAT be the GOAT' - Stormzy defends Ronaldo after Man Utd star is benched for Liverpool win

7:39 AM WAT 23/08/2022
Stormzy urged the media to let Cristiano Ronaldo be after the striker was dropped for Manchester United's stunning victory over rivals Liverpool
  • Ronaldo benched for Liverpool victory
  • Stormzy defends five-time Ballon d'Or winner
  • Uncertainty over striker's future remains

WHAT HAPPENED? Stormzy was visibly excited while being interviewed by Sky Sports after Man Utd's 2-1 win over Liverpool. The rapper went on to say we need to "let the man [Ronaldo] be great," despite rumours linking the Portuguese legend with a move away from Old Trafford. Stormzy added: "As much as there's been a bit of a fuss, that's a GOAT. You've got to let the GOATs be the GOATs."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Erik Ten Hag registered his first Premier League win as Manchester United boss, defeating Liverpool at an electric Old Trafford. The Dutchman made a few big selection calls, leaving captain Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, with the latter making a five-minute cameo as a substitute. Ronaldo has been pushing for a transfer all summer but has yet to find a willing suitor.