Manchester United out of the top 4

Manchester United out of the top 4 as Cristiano Ronaldo’s dry spell continues

Ronaldo didn't even start the 1-1 draw at last-place Burnley on Tuesday, only appearing as a second-half substitute and failing to score for a fifth straight game. That's his worst run without a goal at club level since 2010.

The problems run deeper than the scoring slump of one of the world’s great strikers, though.

The way United dropped off in the second half was alarming, just like the team did in the second half of its FA Cup game at home to second-tier Middlesbrough on Friday. United lost a penalty shootout on that occasion.

Also alarming was the defending by England center back Harry Maguire that allowed lanky striker Wout Weghorst, Burnley’s new signing, to turn him in the middle of the field and play in Jay Rodriguez for the equalizer in the 47th minute.

That canceled out the 18th-minute opener by Paul Pogba, starting for the second game after a long injury layoff and probably United’s best player in the first half.

United actually scored three times before halftime but two were ruled out, first for an offside against Maguire _ before he blocked off Rodriguez prior to Raphael Varane heading home _ and then for an innocuous-looking foul by Pogba.

United fell to fifth place, a point behind West Ham, which was a 1-0 winner over Watford on Tuesday.

“A frustrating night for us because we should have won that game comfortably,“ Rangnick said. “We scored three goals in the first half so I couldn’t blame the team for not having a killer instinct in the first half.

“In the end it was also a little question of luck. One point for a performance like this is just not enough.”

De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo Unfollow Mason Greenwood, Because of Violence?

MDP Live - A number of Manchester United (MU) players suddenly did not follow Mason Greenwood's account on Instagram. The action was revealed after Greenwood was suspected of committing violence against his ex-lover.

Some players who no longer follow (unfollow) Greenwood are David de Gea and Alex Telles. Apart from the two, there are Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo who also unfollowed Greenwood.

Previously, a woman named Harriet Robson uploaded a photo of the alleged violence by Greenwood. In the photo, Robson's face is seen bleeding and some parts of his body are bruised.

"For all who want to know what Mason Greenwood did to me," Harriet wrote in the caption.

Not only that, Harriet also uploaded a recording of Greenwood's voice. In the recording, the 20-year-old player allegedly forced his ex-lover to have sex.

MU official statement

MU itself immediately issued an official statement. The Red Devils refused to comment further on this slanted news.

"We know about the photos and accusations circulating on social media. We will not comment further until there are solid facts. MU does not tolerate any form of violence," wrote an official MU statement.

Career Threat

If found guilty, Greenwood's career is clearly in jeopardy. Even though he started to get a place in the MU first team.

The MU academy dropout has played 24 times this season. From that opportunity, Greenwood has scored six goals.

Manchester United Failed To Get To The Champions League, Ronaldo Asks His Agent To Immediately Decide On A New Club

MDP Live - Cristiano Ronaldo is rumored to be leaving United if the 20-times English champions fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. Ronaldo is also reportedly ready to find a new club.

According to El Nacional, the 36-year-old Manchester United player has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to determine which clubs are interested in his signature ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Ronaldo is said to be returning to Real Madrid this summer. The Portugal international rejoined United from Juventus last year.

Ronaldo has impressed for the Red Devils this season. He has scored 14 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions.

The report claims that Ronaldo would love to return to Madrid. He is desperate to win more trophies before the end of his career.

Hundreds of Goals

Ronaldo scored 450 goals and registered 132 assists in 438 appearances for Los Blancos between 2009 and 2018 before moving to Juventus.

Ronaldo, who is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2023, won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey crowns and four Champions League trophies during his time in the Spanish capital.

Strong Criticism

Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping tabs on his development. Previously, this rich club had brought in another megastar Lionel Messi.

Previously, it was reported that Ronaldo was heavily criticized for his reaction when he was substituted by Harry Maguire in the match against Brentford in the Premier League. He was substituted in the 71st minute as Manchester United were 2-0 up.


Ronaldo was disappointed by the decision of United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick to pull him out. However, the German tactician considered Ronaldo's reaction to be normal.

"That's natural. A striker wants to score, but he's just returned from a minor injury and it's more important to remember that we have another game coming up," Rangnick told BT Sport.

Best Behavior

The match, which was played at the Brentford Community Stadium, last Thursday (20/1/2022), was won by Manchester United with a score of 3-1. The three Red Devils goals were scored by Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford.

However, Ronaldo showed his best behavior when Man Utd faced West Ham United on Saturday, January 22. Not only that, he also played a role in Rashfrod's winning goal for the Red Devils.

Rumored to leave Manchester United and play in Brazil, this is Cristiano Ronaldo's answer

MDP Live - Cristiano Ronaldo has recently been rumored to be leaving Manchester United. The Portugal star has been linked with a move to Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2022.

Manchester United are in danger of losing Ronaldo if they fail to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. The rumors escalated after a photo of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, Ronaldo's mother, and the vice-president of Brazilian club Flamengo surfaced online.

The photo made fans start speculating on the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo moving to Brazil. Speaking exclusively to ESPN, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner said:

"What I can say for sure is that Brazil is a sister country. Because of the relationship I have with my colleagues, because of the culture, the Brazilians who live in Portugal."

"My sister lives in Brazil, married a Brazilian. I took nutrition courses with Brazilians. It's a country I respect a lot, I know a lot about Brazil."

Not happy

Ronaldo decided to return to Manchester United from Juventus in 2021 after leaving Old Trafford 12 years ago. However, reports say CR7 is not happy with the current performance of the Red Devils.

Ronaldo is Manchester United's top scorer so far this season with 14 goals in 23 games in all competitions. He has improved in key moments for the Red Devils, but the squad's overall performance has left a lot to be desired.

Nothing impossible

Manchester United are seventh in the Premier League standings, six points behind West Ham United who occupy fourth place. MU also faces an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League next season.

If it fails, Ronaldo can leave again. Ronaldo did not rule out playing in Brazil. "No one knows. Nobody said I would return to Manchester United at the age of 36 and here I am," said CR7.

"Playing in Brazil? I don't know. Far from my mind. But, in football everything is possible, I don't know," concluded Ronaldo.