CR7 could only stand and watch as his team faced the wrath of a spirited Liverpool side in front of their own fans.
It was an evening to forget for Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United were massacred by Liverpool in Sunday’s highly-anticipated Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.
We can only imagine how Ronaldo, who is a champion of champions and has a hunger to win arguably greater than any other footballer, must have felt being on the wrong end of the humiliating 5-0 scoreline.
That’s not to say that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hasn’t endured his fair share of upsets – however, the one on Sunday was a particularly demeaning one.
Ronaldo had to experience a defeat by a margin of five or more goals only for the second time in his extraordinary 19-year-long career. The first time he had to go through such an embarrassment was over a decade ago, when his then Real Madrid side lost out 5-0 to Barcelona.
Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United hasn’t gone according to the script so far. The 26-year-old forward has scored three goals in six league games – a good output but somewhat below par by his lofty standards – while his team is struggling to keep up in the title race.