Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Manchester United’s 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford against Liverpool on Sunday.
United were 2-0 behind after 13 minutes and 4-0 down at halftime, with to goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, with Mohamed Salah hitting a brace before the break to extend his scoring streak to ten games in all competitions.
Salah scored his third goal barely five minutes into the second half, making him the first away player to score a hat-trick at United since 2003.
Ronaldo thought he’d scored a late consolation goal for United, but his goal was disallowed for offside, and half-time substitute Paul Pogba was sent off 15 minutes after coming on after a VAR review of a reckless challenge on Naby Keita.
United is now eight points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after just nine games, having lost three of their last four games in the top league.
And Ronaldo, who returned to United from Juventus in the summer, has spoken out about the team’s troubles in the aftermath of their humiliating loss to Liverpool.
As United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes under fire, the Portuguese forward believes he and his teammates must take responsibility for the team’s poor performance.
“Sometimes the result is not the one we battle for,” Ronaldo posted on Instagram. We don’t always get the score we want. And it’s all on us, and only us, because no one else is to blame.
“Once again, our fans have been incredible in their unwavering support. They deserve a lot more than this, and it’s up to us to give it to them. “Now is the moment!”