Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo misses a sitter in clash with Leeds

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‘Questions have to be asked… that was shocking’: Social media reacts after Cristiano Ronaldo misses a SITTER from a Paul Pogba cross in Manchester United’s clash against Leeds

  • Cristiano Ronaldo missed a sitter in Manchester United’s clash with Leeds
  • Paul Pogba fired a cross into the box towards the Portuguese superstar
  • Many expected him to find the net but his shot hit keeper Illan Meslier
  • Football fans have taken to Twitter to give their reactions to Ronaldo’s miss 


Cristiano Ronaldo ended his barren goalscoring drought against Brighton but struggled to find the back of the net in Manchester United’s first-half against Leeds.

The 37-year-old had gone six games without a goal before his stunning strike against Brighton, and he had a glorious opportunity to make it two from two against Leeds.

Paul Pogba beat Adam Forshaw on the left flank and played a dangerous ball towards the goalmouth with Ronaldo rushing to meet it at the back post.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a sitter in the first-half of Manchester United’s clash with Leeds

Paul Pogba found Ronaldo whose shot went straight off Leeds keeper Illan Meslier

Paul Pogba found Ronaldo whose shot went straight off Leeds keeper Illan Meslier

But what looked to be a certain goal proved not to the case as Ronaldo fired straight at Leeds keeper Illan Meslier when it looked harder not to score. 

Ronaldo was left with his head in his hands as Leeds were able to clear the ball away from danger. 

Social media has reacted with astonishment to Ronaldo’s sitter from a couple of yards out.  

Ronaldo thanked Pogba but knew he had missed a glorious opportunity to put United 1-0 up

Ronaldo thanked Pogba but knew he had missed a glorious opportunity to put United 1-0 up

One person posted crying emojis with the caption: ‘Ronaldo’s just missed from two yards.’

Manchester United fan Ahmed Khan wrote: ‘WTF Ronaldo, how did you miss from two yards.’

Another United fan wrote: ‘Embarrassing miss from Ronaldo, robbing Pogba of another assist.’ 

Another Twitter user commented: ‘Questions have to be asked of Ronaldo there. That was shocking.’

Despite Ronaldo’s miss it was a positive first-half for the Red Devils who took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes.  

A Chelsea fan made light of Ronaldo missing from close range while Maguire scored his first Premier League goal of the season.

They wrote: ‘Maguire leading by example. Ronaldo missed a sitter while he converts a thumping header.’

Another Twitter user commented: ‘How did Ronaldo miss and Maguire net one in the same match?’ 

Goals from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes gave United a 2-0 lead going into the break

Goals from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes gave United a 2-0 lead going into the break

It is not the first time Ronaldo has missed a sitter this year, ballooning a similar effort over the bar from a cross against Norwich in December.

He also struck a poor penalty during United’s FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough.

Ronaldo though has often come to United’s rescue this season, scoring 15 goals since his return. 

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