Cristiano Ronaldo has apologized to fans after it appeared that he smashed a mobile phone post-full time at Goodison Park. Manchester United suffered a crushing defeat against 17th-placed Everton. In the 27th minute, Anthony Gordan’s shot took a wicked deflection off United captain Harry Maguire, giving Everton the game’s only goal.
It was a nearly 96-minute struggle for Ralf Rangnick’s men, who were unable to score a single goal past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (and England). After the 1-0 loss at Goodison Park in Liverpool, United has dropped to seventh place, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
A squad built with roughly €1.2billion is facing a serious threat of not qualifying for the Europa League, let alone the Champions League, next season. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United forward could not hide his frustration as he knocked off a fan’s phone while walking back in the tube at full-time at Everton vs ManU.
Watch CR7’s ‘outburst’ at full time:
The video that was first posted by ‘Everton Hub’ was soon picked up by major media outlets. The fans are shocked and angry looking at Ronaldo’s reaction. Nonetheless, Cristiano has apologised and invited the fan to watch a game at Old Trafford in Manchester.
A few other videos also came out, which showed a different angle of what took place at the Stadium.
“It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult moments such as the one we are facing,” Ronaldo said. “Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and set the example for all the youngsters who love the beautiful game.
“I would like to apologise for my outburst and, if possible, I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair-play and sportsmanship.”