After resuming the path to Champions League victory – against Atalanta – anticipation and excitement were at their peak ahead of the Premier League’s tantalizing showdown with bitter rivals Liverpool.
However, what happened was nothing less than a humiliation for those with ties to Old Trafford.
Mohamed Salah took center stage with a devastating hat-trick after the first goals of his Liverpool team-mates Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, while France international Paul Pogba also saw red when the game was well and truly in place. United’s perspective.
It is a result and a performance that raised questions about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his future.
However, while addressing the demolition of Liverpool, Ronaldo explained that the players take sole responsibility for the events that took place at Old Trafford.
Speaking to his 359 million Instagram followers, Ronaldo posted: “Sometimes the result is not what we are fighting for. Sometimes the score is not what we want.
“It’s up to us, only us, because there’s no one else to blame.
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“Our fans have been, once again, amazing in their continued support. They deserve better than that, much better, and it’s up to us to hold on. The time has come ! “
Returning to United during the summer transfer window, Ronaldo has scored six goals in nine outings across all competitions, including a late winner against Atalanta.
The 36-year-old was forced to play Salah’s second fiddle this afternoon as the Egyptian superstar scored his 12th, 13th and 14th goals of the campaign.
And that was more than enough to doom United to a catastrophic defeat.
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