By Mukwuzi Joseph
Cristiano Ronaldo has assured Manchester United supporters that nothing is impossible for him and his teammates following their 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
The 36-year-old was benched by caretaker manager Michael Carrick for the Premier League match and only had a yellow card to show for his 26 minutes on the pitch in the second half.
Ronaldo entered the fray at 1-0, after Jadon Sancho had given the Red Devils a shock lead against the run of play.
But Jorginho ‘s penalty levelled the scores before United held on for a point to extend their run to three league games without a win – not something their five-time Ballon d’Or winner was happy about.
“There is still a long road ahead and nothing is impossible when you play for Man. United,” Ronaldo posted on social media on Sunday evening.
There is still a long road ahead and nothing is impossible when you play for Man. United,” Ronaldo posted on social media on Sunday evening.
“We will keep chasing our goals until the end!”
The No.7 was not the only Red Devil disappointed with the outcome at Stamford Bridge, despite Chelsea dominating the clash
“When you’re in front in a game like this, to have it taken away from you like it was is disappointing,” Carrick added post-match.
“[I am] Immensely proud of the players, immensely proud of the whole group.
“All week, [we’ve been] in a difficult situation and trying to make the best of it. [We] can’t hide from that, it’s been tough at times but we’ve made the best of it and I’m immensely proud of the response and the way we’ve gone about it this week.
“We came here to win the game, we had a plan, we were positive in our mindset and in our attitude for that, so we’re a little bit disappointed, I can’t lie.”
Carrick’s controversial decision to drop Ronaldo made headlines pre-match, and the former United midfielder – who is set to be replaced in the dugout by incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick this week – elaborated on his reasoning after the game.
“The changes I made was a feeling,” he revealed.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Fnews%2Fcristiano-ronaldo-man-utd-chelsea-25568870&cre=center&cip=18&view=web
“We had thoughts about the game, how the game was going to go, about how we could hurt them, how we could penetrate, a little bit of freshness as well, a bit of energy some boys have played a lot of games.