CRISTIANO RONALDO has told Manchester United supporters they ‘deserve better, much better’ than the humiliating performance against Liverpool.
The Portuguese legend, 36, and his Red Devils team-mates were thrashed 5-0 by their bitter rivals at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The result left boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under even more pressure, although the Norwegian is refusing to quit.
Some United fans had already seen enough by half time, with hordes spotted leaving Old Trafford with their side already trailing by four.
Mo Salah went on to add a fifth and claim his hat-trick after the break as United were left stunned.
Captain Harry Maguire issued a grovelling apology to supporters after the embarrassment.
And now Ronaldo has joined him by reaching out to the wounded United faithful with a post on Instagram.
He wrote: “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for.
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“Sometimes the score is not the one we want. And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame.
“Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.
“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!”
Maguire said: “We apologise to the fans, it was nowhere near good enough for this club.
“They stuck with us right to the end and we appreciate that but as a club we have to do better.
“I am so disappointed, we gave them so many chances. They were so clinical, we had a lot of chances ourselves but I am a defender and to concede four in the first half especially at Old Trafford is nowhere near good enough.
“As a player I know myself. I’ll be looking at myself and my individual performance.
“We have to stick together, there is no point blaming each other but look at ourselves.
“Look in the mirror when we go home tonight and think where we can do better.
“To lose to Liverpool in any game of football hurts. Their rivals, the way we lost the game, to be 4-0 down at half-time in front of our fans, like I say it is not good enough.
“[Too far to say embarrassing?] Not really. The term I’d use is not good enough. I look at those lads each day in training and we are working hard as we can but at the moment it is not good enough.
“I apologise to the fans, we have to look at ourselves as individuals but also stick together.”
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