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Statistics show Ronaldo is the least effective player in the Europa League

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been revealed to be the worst performing player in the Europa League in one key metric.


The Manchester United forward has seen the majority of his minutes this season come in the Europa League, with two goals to his name in the competition.

However, amid his frustrating season it has been revealed that Ronaldo is the least clinical finisher in the tournament.


As revealed by WhoScored, Ronaldo has missed five clear-cut goalscoring opportunities in the Europa League this season, more than any other player.


It means that if Ronaldo had taken these chances he could see himself with a record of at least seven goals instead of just two.

Ronaldo had three glorious opportunities to add to his and United’s tally against Moldovan Champions FC Sheriff.


The first saw Bruno Fernandes – who leads Premier League players for open play attacking sequence involvements in all competitions – head the ball into his compatriots path, only for Ronaldo to mis-hit the effort.

The second saw Ronaldo actually volley the ball into the back of the net before he was deemed to have strayed offside – which left the legendary forward fuming.

The third saw him fed the ball in acres of space just outside the Sheriff area.


He was able to turn and drive towards goal, jinking to the right to open up the space for a shot, before unbelievably firing his strike high and wide of the goal.

He finally got his goal in the 81st minute as he reacted first to a rebound from his own header.


Ronaldo was restored to the team after being banished to the reserves by Erik ten Hag for refusing to come on as a sub during the 2-0 win against Tottenham.

Ten Hag left Ronaldo out of the team entirely for the trip to Chelsea, but with his return it gives the Dutchman a much needed attacking option off the bench going into their next game against West Ham.


Meanwhile, Ten Hag has vowed to “correct” Brazilian winger Antony after his bizarre showboating antics during the Sheriff game.


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