2 key stats showcase Cristiano Ronaldo’s struggles against Atletico Madrid

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League, losing 1–0 to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday (2–1) on aggregate.

Much was expected from Cristiano Ronaldo after his hat-trick in the 3–2 win vs Tottenham in the Premier League at the weekend.

However, the 37-year-old forward was left without any service at Old Trafford as the Red Devils failed to put any real pressure on the La Liga side.

Ronaldo accumulated 0.00 xG against Atletico. It was also only the third time of his Champions League career when he played 90+ minutes without having a single shot.

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‘He’s definitely lost something’: Man United told to get rid of Marcus Rashford

Speaking to the Daily Star, former Newcastle and England winger Chris Waddle said: “Some of the players have been at Manchester United for too long. Marcus Rashford doesn’t look like he wants to be there.

“Whether he’s lost confidence or belief, he’s definitely lost something. There years ago we were talking about what a player he could have been. In the final third [against Atletico Madrid] there was nothing.

“It’s down the sides where Man United have real problems. They used to have wingers that made things happen. They took people on. Now all we get are players that stop with the ball and pass back or inside.

“There’s no effect on the flanks. Rashford looked absolutely terrible when he came on from the bench on Tuesday. Why do they keep playing him when he doesn’t want to be there, supposedly? I don’t get that.”

Man United were practically reduced to 10 men in the second half against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, such was Rashford’s impact from the bench.

The 24-year-old has scored just five goals in 26 games across all competitions so far this season and there’s talk of him being dropped from the England squad.

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