Cristiano Ronaldo started Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea on the bench and furiously stormed down the tunnel after full-time at Stamford Bridge, following the 1-1 draw
Ronaldo entered the fray at 1-0, after Jadon Sancho had given the Red Devils a shock lead against the run of play.
But Jorginho ‘s penalty levelled the scores before United held on for a point to extend their run to three league games without a win – not something their five-time Ballon d’Or winner was happy about.
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“There is still a long road ahead and nothing is impossible when you play for Man. United,” Ronaldo posted on social media on Sunday evening.
“We will keep chasing our goals until the end!”
The No.7 was not the only Red Devil disappointed with the outcome at Stamford Bridge, despite Chelsea dominating the clash.
“When you’re in front in a game like this, to have it taken away from you like it was is disappointing,” Carrick added post-match.
“[I am] Immensely proud of the players, immensely proud of the whole group.
“All week, [we’ve been] in a difficult situation and trying to make the best of it. [We] can’t hide from that, it’s been tough at times but we’ve made the best of it and I’m immensely proud of the response and the way we’ve gone about it this week.
“We came here to win the game, we had a plan, we were positive in our mindset and in our attitude for that, so we’re a little bit disappointed, I can’t lie.”
Carrick’s controversial decision to drop Ronaldo made headlines pre-match, and the former United midfielder – who is set to be replaced in the dugout by incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick this week – elaborated on his reasoning after the game.
“The changes I made was a feeling,” he revealed.
“We had thoughts about the game, how the game was going to go, about how we could hurt them, how we could penetrate, a little bit of freshness as well, a bit of energy some boys have played a lot of games.
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“There’s a lot of things that go into that. Yes, blocking the middle of the pitch was a big part of it for us, but that’s only a small part.
“As I said, we wanted to take more of the ball, we came to do that, just couldn’t manage to pull it off. I don’t blame the players for that.
“It’s been a tough time, when you’re coming from that position where we came from to the results that Chelsea have had, I can’t blame the players for that, I’m immensely proud of the way they’ve performed today.”
Carrick and Ronaldo will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Thursday.