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.