CRISTIANO RONALDO sustained a nasty-looking cut as Manchester United lost 1-0 to Everton.
The striker, 37, struggled throughout the match due to a lack of service from his team-mates.
And Ronaldo’s mental anguish was made worse by physical pain as the Portuguese suffered two gashes on his shin.
At the end of the game CR7 rolled down his sock to unveil the cut with his shinpad covered in blood.
Despite that, the forward kept going and almost scored an unlikely winner in the last minute but his close-range effort was kept out by Jordan Pickford.
It was Ronaldo’s only sight of goal and the fact it came so late on shows how dreadful United were.
Marcus Rashford tested Pickford twice in the opening 15 minutes but after that the Red Devils failed to create any openings until Ronaldo’s effort.
To make matters worse Fred was forced off with an injury in the first half.
And Harry Maguire’s bad luck continued as he deflected Anthony Gordon’s strike into his own net for Everton’s winner.
Gary Neville was scathing of United’s display after the match but did pay credit to Everton.
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He wrote on Twitter: “United a joke. Well done to Everton. Would have also been hard for Frank Lampard to hear Sean Dyche say what he said so well done to him. Some response.”
United have now lost three of their last five games with Ralf Rangnick picking up just eight league victories from 17 – the worst percentage of any United manager with 47 per cent.
The chances of United qualifying for the Champions League are now looking very slim which means Ronaldo’s Old Trafford future is in doubt.