Europa League: Ronaldo blamed for Man Utd’s 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad


Liverpool legend, Steve Nicol, has blamed Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United’s Europa League defeat to Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Ronaldo was handed a rare start by manager Erik ten Hag but put in an uninspiring display as Man United suffered a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol pointed fingers at the Portugal captain after he wasted several chances in the defeat to Real Sociedad.

“I will be honest, when you mention the game, the only thing I have in my head is Ronaldo clean through [on goal] and getting caught by two players,” Nicol told ESPN FC.

“That is kind of what springs to my mind. And he did have another look.

“He had a couple of other chances, not as good as that one, but there was just something missing.

“That is what I think about when I think of this game. There was not much in it between the two sides, not that many chances in the game.

“But that is the only thing I can think of. The fact that Ronaldo was clean through and looked every one of those 36, 37 years.”

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