Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has let them down ahead of their match against Watford.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to feature in Manchester United’s match against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear when he returned to Manchester United in the summer transfer season, having previously seemed ready to join Manchester City, that he was here to win. He hasn’t let anyone down thus far, scoring nine goals. But, because of their unpredictable play, the Red Devils have let him down thus far, and his second term at Old Trafford may not be as successful as the first.
Ronaldo appeared to be on his way to Manchester City until the last hours of the transfer window.
Pep Guardiola’s side were interested in signing the veteran after being priced out of a deal for Harry Kane, who reluctantly accepted a one-year extension at Tottenham.
But, just when City appeared to have won the race for Ronaldo, United stepped in to change the narrative.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, and Bruno Fernandes all persuaded the Portugal international to play in the red half of the city rather than the blue.
As a result, Ronaldo returned home.
It was certainly a Hollywood homecoming after signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, respectively.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE AN EXPERT IN SPORT? Our difficult quiz will put your sporting knowledge to the test. United gave the Portugal captain the red carpet treatment, handing him his legendary No 7 shirt at the expense of Edinson Cavani.
And things seemed to be going nicely at first.
In September, Ronaldo produced a stunning brace as United defeated Newcastle 4-1, followed by a goal against Young Boys in the Champions League just a few days later.
The former Real Madrid forward also scored in a 2-1 win over West Ham, but United has been in disarray since then.
It’s also alarming.
They’ve lost six of their last 12 games in all competitions, prompting speculation that Solskjaer will be fired.
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And the schedule isn’t kind in the coming weeks, with games against Villarreal, Chelsea, and Arsenal all on the horizon.
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