Bruno Fernandes still believes in Cristiano Ronaldo despite poor performance vs Spain

Bruno Fernandes still believes in Cristiano Ronaldo despite poor performance vs Spain

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has not lost faith in Cristiano Ronaldo despite the forward’s poor display during Portugal’s defeat to Spain.

Having thrashed Czech Republic 4-0 last week, Portugal needed to avoid a defeat to Spain in a bid to join the likes of Italy, Croatia and the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League finals.

Fernando Santos’ side impressed in the game, created enough chances that could have handed them an easy win over Luis Enrique’s side but Ronaldo missed the majority of their chances, hence why fans didn’t hold back their criticism on social media.

Several Ronaldo’s fans admitted across social media that their GOAT has eventually get caught up with age and isn’t as strong and powerful as he once was some years back.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has only scored one goal in his opening eight games this season and continued his dire run of form at international level, going two games without a goal.

While some Manchester United fans may have lowered their expectations on the 37-year-old, Fernandes still believes his compatriot will hit form and start scoring again.

Cristiano is fine, with the ambition to help the national team, as he always has been and there is no need to make great stories [about Ronaldo],” the Man United midfielder told Diaria Record.

“Cristiano was frustrated [against Spain], just like the rest of us. He wants to score goals and the goals are going to come along. These are phases.”