SPORT: Football
FIRST ARRIVES LAST TO LEAVE
Cristiano Ronaldo spent 5 hours training at Manchester United this Sunday.

It’s now been six games since Ronal­do’s last goal for Unit­ed — in a 3–1 home win over Burn­ley on Decem­ber 30.

The last time he went six games with­out a goal was in 2009 dur­ing the final months at Old Traf­ford before join­ing Real Madrid.

Cris­tiano has scored 14 more times in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son after join­ing Unit­ed from Juven­tus in the summer.

The Por­tuguese star con­tin­ued his bar­ren goalscor­ing streak when he failed to fin­ish an action in front of open goals against Southampton.

After Jadon San­cho slid per­fect­ly over Ronal­do, he clev­er­ly round­ed Saints goal­keep­er Fras­er Forster.

Just when he looked set to com­plete the longest unsuc­cess­ful run in front of goal of his career… Ronal­do missed it.

usu­al­ly an incred­i­ble fin­ish­er, his shot into an emp­ty net lacked conviction.

And Romain Per­raud’s hero­ic defend­ing saw him come back in time to inter­cept the ball as it head­ed for the goal line.

He turned his back in dis­gust and raised his hands after fail­ing to take such a sim­ple chance.

San­cho scored soon after to spare Ronal­do the blush­es, but Southamp­ton fought back in the sec­ond half through Che Adams.

The match end­ed 1–1, draw­ing back-to-back draws for Ralf Rang­ick­’s side.

Ronal­do signed a two-year con­tract this sum­mer after mak­ing an emo­tion­al return to Man­ches­ter United.

But there are sug­ges­tions he could cut short his stay and leave the club this sum­mer after start­ing to feel his age.

Unit­ed face Brighton at home on Tues­day night, giv­ing Ronal­do anoth­er chance to final­ly find the net.

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