Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo marches straight down tunnel after Manchester United draw vs Everton
Man Un’ited were held to a 1-1 draw by Eve’rton in the Pre’mier League on Satur’day.
Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frus’trated figure follow’ing Man’chester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton, as he marched stra’ight down the tunnel upon the fin’al wh’istle.
United appea’red to be galva’nised as they took to the pitc’h on Saturday aftern’oon aft’er their late, confidenc’e-boos’ting victory over Villarreal in mid’-week.
Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s surpri’sing team selec’tion, which saw Ronaldo, Paul Po’gba and Jadon Sancho sta’rt on the bench, didn’t disr’upt the mood as controversial pick Anth’ony Mar’tial fired in the opener on the edge of half-time.
However, in the seco’nd half United began to lose th’eir momen’tum, espe’cially after Ronaldo’s introdu’ction from the bench, and the Toff’ees deservedly drew level.
Demarai Grey did excel’lently to wrestle the ball off Fred an’d then he set Abdo’ulaye Do’ucoure away, who burst thr’ough the Uni’ted defence before teeing Andros Towns’end up to slot ho’me.
While Un’ited pus’hed for a wi’nner they did’n’t create many clear cut cha’nces in the final 25 minu’tes and’ it was ac’tually Everton who looked to h’ave won it when Tom Dav’ies set Yerri Mina up to tap in, but the goal was corre’ctly dis’allowed for off-side.
The scores rem’ained level w’hen the full-time wh’istle blew and Ronaldo spen’t no tim’e on the pitch appl’audin’g supporters, instead he head’ed strai’ght for the dressi’ng room with his a’nnoyance clearly etched on his face.
In the stu’dio, Rio Ferdi’nand explai’ned that he understood Ronaldo’s frustrati’ons.
“He stomped down the tu’nnel, disappoin’ted abo’ut the result obviously we’ve all be’en there,” he told BT Sport. “I thi’nk it’ll be a mixture of things, he’s a man in form, scored five in 5, wanted to conti’nue that vein of form and shoot his side to victory, I understa’nd the frustr’ations and it comes out like that.
Pogba down the tun’nel after him. A club like Manc’hester Unite’d with the dep’th they have in their squad sho’uld be able to get the job done, you have to rem’ember the players that were mis’sing in this Everton tea’m tod’ay, neither of their strik’ers played today, probably the weake’st they’ve been for a while, you’d exp’ect to go and beat them.
“Nine gam’es wit’hout a clea’n sheet is a poor record ‘for Man United, that’s what und’one them today they cont’rolled large parts of this game but give up a lot of chan’ces.”