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Brendan Rodgers explains how Leicester City kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet during win over Man United

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo struggled against Leicester City over the weekend
Cristiano Ronaldo struggled against Leicester City over the weekend / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has revealed how his side contained Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo during their 4-2 win over the Red Devils in the Premier League over the weekend.

The Foxes shackled Ronaldo at the King Power Stadium, with the 36-year-old cutting a frustrated figure as he remained on the periphery of the game, and while Rodgers did pay tribute to the 36-year-old after the game, he did not want his side to get too consumed by the striker.

"The awareness to your defenders is you’ve got to be concentrated all the way through. There’s a moment right at the end where it looked like he was getting in. Cristiano's game has changed over the last number of years, from being a dribbler to being this incredible goal scorer where most of his goals come from inside the box, so that’s how it’s going to be for him at times in the game," he said post the game.

"You’ve got to worry about more than him, because you've got Bruno Fernandes on the back of scoring in midweek, Cristiano with a hat-trick, Mason you see his goal, what a strike and what a young player he is, then you’ve got guys like Jadon Sancho and Marcus to come into the game."

Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines while the loss has seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer come under intense criticism following his side's poor run of form in the recent past.