“No One Else to Blame”: Cristiano Ronaldo Sends a Message After Manchester United Thrashed by Liverpool

Published 10/25/2021, 12:18 PM EDT
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Sir Alex Ferguson’s reactions last night summed up Manchester United’s below-par performance. The pressure continues to mount on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as results have not been great. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to take the club in the right direction, but regardless, it has been tough.

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Notably, Ronaldo posted a heartfelt message on Instagram to show his support for the club after yesterday’s loss to Liverpool.

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Cristiano Ronaldo sends a heartwarming message

The Portuguese forward had a goal disallowed in the second half after some brilliant work on the left-hand side. However, his performance went synonymous with United’s defeat. He wants the team to show solidarity and thanked the fans for their constant support.

“Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want. And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support. They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now,” said Ronaldo.

United are winless in their last four Premier League outings. The heavy defeat to Leicester saw the obstacles they face when trying to turn things around. But, this game was known for Liverpool’s dominance and showed the difference in quality between the two teams.

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With a game against Tottenham Hotspur next week, they have a tough job on their hands. The team lacks dynamism and passion, as definitely, the fighting mentality. There are doubts raised on Solskjaer’s team selection as Pogba did not start the game. However, having come on later to turn things around, Pogba got sent off for a poor challenge on Naby Keita.

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On the other hand, Ronaldo tried hard to get things going. However, if not for David de Gea in goal, United would’ve suffered a heavier defeat for sure.

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If United is to reach the levels of Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea, they have to start performing well. The table-toppers have set the standard for the English Premier League, and United are nowhere close to that. Ronaldo wanted to win trophies when he came back to his boyhood club, but things are going in a different direction ever since. Do you think United can turn things around over the weekend?

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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