Cristiano Ronaldo Slammed for Big Miss During Man United Clash vs Omonia in the Europa League

Cristiano Ronaldo Slammed for Big Miss During Man United Clash vs Omonia in the Europa League

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a rare start during Manchester United's Europa League clash against Omonia
  • However, the veteran striker was unable to make an impact despite having several goalscoring chances
  • Ronaldo's misses included one he was unable to bury inside the net, after the ball was laid in his path from eight yards out

Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself on the receiving end after he missed a golden goal scoring chance, during Man United's Europa League clash against Omonia on Thursday night.

The United attacker has struggled for form and game time this season, with Erik ten Hag overlooking him for the better part of the new campaign.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Cyprus' Omonia Nicosia and Manchester United at GSP stadium. Photo by AFP.
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The 37-year-old's lack of game time has seen him net just once for the Red Devils as his struggles in front of goal continue.

This was nearly the same story during United's meeting with Omonia in their third Group E clash of the Europa League.

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Ronaldo was drafted into the starting XI during the trip to Cyprus, with the forward charged with the responsibility of leading the goal hunt.

However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner made little impact in the match as he fired blanks during the match.

Cristiano Ronaldo slammed for missing goal scoring chance

The Portuguese star may have himself to blame for failing to find the back of the net against the Cypriot side.

Ronaldo was presented with several goal scoring chances, but he could not bury the ball inside the net.

His biggest chance to score came with 15 minutes left on the clock when the ball was laid in his path from eight yards out.

However, Ronaldo could not hit the target as his effort came off the post.

His miss sparked reactions online, with some fans claiming the United star is finished.

One posted:

"I was defending Ronaldo, but not anymore. I’m afraid he's finished."

Another added:

"How did Ronaldo not score there. Just wow…"

A third noted:

"It's sad to see this version of Ronaldo."

While another concluded:

"Ronaldo is finished."

Erik ten Hag addresses Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has come out to defuse reports that he is keen on allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club in January.

Rumours have been rife that Cristiano is set for an Old Trafford exit as early as January 2024, especially after he was snubbed as a substitute in the Manchester derby.

Ahead of United’s trip to Omonia in Cyprus, the United boss was on media duty, where he shed more light on the Ronaldo equation.

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