Cristiano Ronaldo Admits He And His Team-Mates Cannot Blame Anyone Else For Their Dismal Failures

Jurgen Klopp’s side raced into a 4-0 lead by half-time at Old Trafford with Naby Keita opening the scoring, Diogo Jota doubling their advantage and then Mohamed Salah bagging a brace.

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he and his team-mates cannot blame anyone else for their dismal failures, telling Manchester United’s supporters they “deserve much better than this” after the 5-0 humiliation at home to Liverpool.

Salah completed his hat-trick in the second half before Ronaldo had a consolation goal disallowed for offside after a VAR check with the technology also being used to give Paul Pogba a red card for his dangerous lunge on Keita that saw the Liverpool midfielder depart through injury on a stretcher.

Cristiano Ronaldo message sent

It was only the second time in the 36-year-old Portuguese international’s 617-match top flight career that he’d suffered a five-goal defeat, with the previous occasion being Real Madrid’s loss to arch rivals Barcelona by the same scoreline over a decade ago in November 2010.

Taking to social media to proclaim his message, Ronaldo told his 359million Instagram followers: “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want.

“And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.

“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!”

Ronaldo controversially escaped a red card in first half stoppage time of the game with Liverpool after angrily lashing out at Curtis Jones.

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