The defeat to Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League shattered the dream of conquering Europe of Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The last time Cristiano Ronaldo was empty-handed in a season was 2009/10. That was also the first year he joined Real Madrid.
Since then, regardless of form, CR7 has won at least one title during the season with Real and Juventus.
In the 2021/22 season, Ronaldo and his teammates no longer have the opportunity to compete for the Premier League title, be eliminated in the FA Cup, League Cup and now the Champions League.
With Manchester United, they have a fifth consecutive season without winning a title. The last time “Red Devils” lifted a trophy was in the 2016/17 Europa League final. At that time, MU was also led by coach Jose Mourinho.
The only remaining goal of MU this season is to try to win a place in the top 4 in the Premier League. However, everything is not within the reach of teachers and coaches Ralf Rangnick. They are ranked 5th with 50 points, one point behind Arsenal but have played 3 more games than the opponent.
After the loss to Atletico Madrid, De Gea expressed his disappointment on behalf of the entire team: “I don’t know how to use words but disappointed to describe how I feel right now. The five-year period without a title is a testament to the fact that we don’t work well enough. Anyway, MU still needs to move forward.”
Meanwhile, former player Paul Scholes criticized the decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick from the MU leadership: “I don’t understand why they brought Rangnick back to lead MU in an important period of the season. The first thing needed to do next season is to find a good coach to revive this team.”
@ Zing News