‘Penaldo is truly finished’: Football fans poke fun at Cristiano Ronaldo on social media after his HORROR penalty miss in FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough… with superstar missing the target completely from 12 yards out
Football supporters have taunted Cristiano Ronaldo after his penalty miss The 36-year-old was handed the chance to open his side’s tally from the spotHowever, Ronaldo screwed his effort wide of goal in an uncharacteristic error REPORT: The Red Devils were dumped out of the cup on penalties by Boro
Football supporters have mocked Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese was left red-faced following a missed penalty against Middlesbrough.
Ronaldo, 36, had the chance to open the scoring from 12 yards for United on Friday night after Paul Pogba was fouled by Boro defender Anfernee Dijksteel in his own penalty box.
However, Ronaldo screwed his effort wide of goal to stun the Old Trafford masses, while the 9,000 travelling fans cheered wildly after the Portuguese’s surprise miss.
‘Penaldo is truly finished’, one fan wrote on Twitter after his horror miss. ‘Penaldo missed his favourite meal’, another Twitter user wrote.
‘Nobody should miss the target from 12 yards. Should dock wages if a professional does it,’ one supporter suggested.
‘Can’t do the only thing making him relevant,’ another tweet read. ‘Let’s all laugh at Ronaldo,’ said one fan, followed by a series of laughing emojis.
Meanwhile, there was also a hilarious reaction from Manchester United YouTuber Mark Goldbridge, who shouted ‘Siuu’ on his live stream – only to watch Ronaldo fire wide.
Reflecting on the penalty, Man United legend Roy Keane said: ‘Obviously the biggest shock is Ronaldo. Can we criticise him? Course we can. He has got to hit the target , Wrighty will obviously be even more critical.’
‘To be honest, it is one thing you’re not expecting him to miss the whole target,’ he said.
‘I think he is trying to be very precise there. Especially with the way this goalie started very nervously, you just want to get that on target. But that was a massive shock.’
Jadon Sancho spared his team-mate’s blushes moments later, driving United in front with a powerful strike after charging down the left wing.
Boro equalised in the second half and took the game to penalties after holding United to a 1-1 draw. The Red Devils lost the shootout and were dumped out of the competition.