The 37-year-old striker again caused controversy when he dropped into the tunnel right after the match at Turf Moor ended.
Man United played impressively in the first leg, but disappointed in the rematch with Burnley in the second leg at Turf Moor. Coach Ralf Rangnick’s teachers and students had Paul Pogba’s opening goal, but could not preserve the advantage against the host’s fierce attack at the beginning of the second half. The disappointing draw caused the “Red Devils” to lose 4th place. into the hands of West Ham.
After the final whistle sounded, Cristiano Ronaldo ran right into the tunnel. Before that, he was severely criticized by experts and former players, including Gary Neville for this action. According to the former MU defender, Ronaldo does not respect the fans who come to the away field to cheer the team.
In the stands of Turf Moor today, there is also the appearance of Sir Alex Ferguson (shirt). Mr. “Hairdryer” has not been celebrating the victory of the old team.
In this match, Ronaldo sat on the bench and came on from the 68th minute to replace Edinson Cavani. The 37-year-old superstar has 3 shots, 2 of which are good header situations. However, CR7 still could not bring back the second goal for MU.
Ronaldo started 2022 struggling when he failed to score in all of the last 5 appearances. This is the longest period of absence of the former Real Madrid star since 2010.
In this season, Ronaldo has 4 times on the field from the bench for Man United in the Premier League and in all these 4 matches, the Old Trafford team let the opponent hold a draw.
Under coach Rangnick, MU had impressive playing times. However, they could not maintain this throughout the match. The situations of squandering opportunities in the first half and the mechanical play in the second half caused the “Red Devils” to break the circuit of 5 wins at Turf Moor and continue to be far away from their dream of winning a position in the top 4. MU is only better than Tottenham, Arsenal 3 points but have played more than these 2 clubs 3 and 2 respectively.