Cristiano Ronaldo left FUMING after Bruno Fernandes ignores him and goes for goal himself in Manchester United’s 0-0 stalemate against struggling Watford
- Manchester United were poor in front of goal in their 0-0 draw against Watford
- Cristiano Ronaldo raged as Bruno Fernandes ignored the chance to pass to him
- The 37-year-old looked to have an open goal but his compatriot had a go himself
- A frustrated Ronaldo also hit the post and had a goal ruled out for offside
Cristiano Ronaldo was left raging after Bruno Fernandes did not pass to him as Manchester United looked to break the deadlock early on in their 0-0 draw against Watford.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Ronaldo as the Red Devils dropped points for the third time in five Premier League games.
The 37-year-old had a goal ruled out for offside, hit the post and struck team-mate Anthony Elanga with a goal-bound shot.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit the post and had a goal ruled out
However one opportunity he did not get was in the 12th minute, as compatriot Fernandes ignored the chance to pass to him.
Fernandes was through on goal with only Ben Foster to beat and if he had squared it to his right then Ronaldo would have had an open goal to finish in to.
Yet the midfielder decided to go for goal himself and saw his effort saved by Foster, who became the oldest visiting goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
It was one of eight shots that Fernandes had throughout the afternoon as his wasteful finishing summed up United’s troubles.
Ronaldo was left fuming after Bruno Fernandes decided not to pass to him in this situation
Ronaldo and Fernandes both missed key chances as Manchester United dropped points again
Ralf Rangnick lamented his side’s poor finishing in front of goal against Watford at Old Trafford
Ralf Rangnick’s side are still fourth in the table, but are only two points ahead of Arsenal who have played three fewer games.
‘Our job as coaches is to help the team to create enough chances,’ Rangnick said after the draw. ‘If we’d only had two or three against Watford, we could ask ourselves why.
‘But the number of chances we had, they have to be enough to win the game. We need to be sharper in front of goal. If you miss that many, it’s difficult to win.’