"Gets worse every time I watch him", "0% win percentage [with Ronaldo starting]" - Manchester United fans turn on Cristiano Ronaldo after another goalless display in loss against Real Sociedad 

Manchester United fans were left frustrated with Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United fans were left frustrated with Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United fans expressed their frustration over Cristiano Ronaldo's performance during the Red Devils' 1-0 loss against Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday, September 8.

Ronaldo started for United for the first time since their 4-0 loss against Brentford. His appearances in the four games in between were limited to the role of a substitute.

While United won all four of those contests in the Premier League, they succumbed to a defeat on Thursday as Ronaldo returned to the starting XI.

Fans pointed out that Erik ten Hag has been spot on in his decision to bench Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, and Luke Shaw.

Here are some of the best reactions from United fans on Twitter:

Manchester United have a 0% win percentage with Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire starting this season.
▪️ Zero goals scored▪️ 297 minutes played in 7 games▪️ Two starts were both lossesNot the start to the season Cristiano Ronaldo was expecting 🤦‍♂️
When Ten Hag continues to bench Ronaldo, Maguire & Shaw do not question him, he knows what’s best.
I’m sorry, but Ronaldo completely kills our attack. No fluidity, no press, no speed, terrible first touch, gets tired after 20 minutes. I love the bloke but this isn’t a team that will constantly whip balls in and even when we can he’s dropped deep anyway. Hurts to say it.
I don’t really think I need to say this, but Ronaldo gets worse every time I watch him and as I type this he just defended a United attack
With Ronaldo you can see he thinks he can still do those tricks and all but his legs genuinely can’t keep up it’s sad but that’s life
Tonight proves the point Ronaldo Fred Maguire Lindelof cannot be starting games for United.
Ronaldo should just buy Seatbelt on his way home coz Ten Hag will bench him for a very long time 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Another game with Cristiano Ronaldo starting and another defeat for Manchester United. I’m not saying he’s the problem , but it’s becoming clear as day with each passing game he starts

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in the 2021 summer transfer window. In a mediocre season for the club, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was the standout player as he scored 24 goals in 38 games across competitions. He managed to score 18 times in the league, 13 times more than any of his teammates.

However, he is yet to open his tally for the current season. It will be interesting to see what's next for Cristiano Ronaldo in a United shirt.

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo played his first ever Europa League game against Real Sociedad

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has won it all in his career. He is a five-time UEFA Champions League winner and is the record goalscorer (140) in the tournament and is popularly called 'Mr. UCL'.

However, Manchester United's recent clash against Real Sociedad marked the Portugal international's first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League.

His debut in the competition didn't go as he would have liked. However, the reason the Portuguese is playing in Europe's second-division tournament is because of the inconsistent campaign the Red Devils had last term.

They could only manage to finish sixth in the Premier League during the 2021-22 season. Ralf Rangnick was appointed as the interim manager after the club parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rangnick also left the club after the conclusion of the season and Ten Hag has been brought in since to get the Red Devils back on-track.

The Dutch manager was able to get his team back to winning ways after a calamitous start to their campaign. The Red Devils won four games on the trot after losing their first two games of the new season. United are currently fifth in the Premier League table.

However, the prevalent issues in the team are still quite significant. Hence, despite promising recent form, Ten Hag will have his hands full for the rest of the season to have a successful campaign.

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