Manchester United fans deserve better after humiliation by Liverpool at Old Trafford, says Ronaldo
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo blamed the team for Sunday's 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool, and said fans of the Old Trafford club deserve better.
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as Liverpool humiliated United, who are without a win in their last four games and have slipped to seventh on the Premier League table, eight points behind leaders Chelsea.
"Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want. This is on us, only on us, because there's no-one else to blame," Ronaldo, who returned to the club in the summer for his second spell, said on Instagram.
"Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support. They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now."
Defender Luke Shaw, who made defensive errors alongside captain Harry Maguire on Sunday, echoed Ronaldo's comments.
"We are extremely disappointed. It is not good enough and it hurts a lot," Shaw told the club website.
"I think football is obviously a team sport. We are in it together and we are all together.
"But I think as individuals, we need to take responsibility for some of the actions [on Sunday]. I have not been at my best for maybe the past few weeks so I need to reflect on that."
United travel to Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's league game.