Manchester United fans believe Cristiano Ronaldo deserves an apology from his teammates.
Manchester United fans believe Cristiano Ronaldo ‘deserves better’ after his teammates’ disappointing performances against Liverpool and Arsenal. They suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Tuesday, 19 April in the Premier League.
The Portuguese missed the game due to the tragic death of his newborn son.
The forward returned for his side’s crucial clash with Arsenal on Saturday, 23 April. Rangnick’s side got off to an awful start as Nuno Tavares gave the Gunners the lead in just the third minute. Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s second in the 32nd minute via a penalty. Ronaldo converted a cross from Nemanja Matic to half the north London club’s lead just two minutes later.
Bruno Fernandes was denied by the woodwork from the penalty spot in the second half. Meanwhile, Diogo Dalot was denied by an incredible save from Aaron Ramsdale. The right-back also hit the crossbar in the first half.
Granit Xhaka eventually put the game to bed in the 70th minute by scoring Arsenal’s third goal through a brilliant striker. The match ended 3-1 with Arsenal moving into the fourth spot in the league table while United remained sixth.
The club’s fans were left fuming and claimed that Ronaldo has been let down by his teammates. The Portuguese has scored 22 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions this season. He is the club’s highest scorer.
Hence, fans believe the Portuguese’s teammates need to be much better. They took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the United squad and here are some of the best reactions:
Manchester United’s latest defeat has left them six points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand over Ralf Rangnick’s side. Things could go from bad to worse for the Red Devils as they host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday, 28 April.
Cristiano Ronaldo could seek a move away from Manchester United this summer
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Manchester United are languishing in sixth place in the Premier League table. They seem unlikely to finish in the top-four come the end of the season. They were knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth round by Middlesbrough in February. They were also eliminated from the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage by Atletico Madrid.
The club have appointed Erik Ten Hag as their new manager. The Dutch tactician will take over the reigns at Old Trafford this summer and is expected to dismantle and rebuild United’s squad.
Ronaldo is in the latter stages of his career. The 37-year-old could fancy a move away from Manchester United, rather than staying at a club that could take years to challenge for silverware. Manchester United will complete this season as a fifth consecutive trophyless season.
Hence, he could look to join a side that will give him the opportunity to play Champions League football and win league titles.