Cristiano Ronaldo offside stat reveals extent of Manchester United struggles

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently topping the Premier League charts – but not the one he will be wanting to be top of.

The 37-year-old leads the way with the most offsides in the English top-flight, ahead of Wolves star Raul Jimenez and Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

Ronaldo has struggled for form in recent weeks, finding the back of the net against Brighton in his longest spell off the scoresheet for 13 years, and his misery continued on Saturday as United failed to find the back of the net.

In the stalemate against Watford, Ronaldo added two offsides to his tally to take it to 25 for the season – it could’ve been a different story for United if the Portuguese star had managed to stay onside when firing home a first half effort. There was a sense of inevitability when the flag was raised.

Throughout the years, the five-time Ballon d’Or has found himself topping individual tables for his goals scored and came into his United Premier League return on the back of winning the golden boot in Serie A, despite Inter Milan ousting Juventus as league champions .

Ronaldo cut a dejected figure following the Watford draw as United squandered an opportunity to extend their lead in the Champions League points. In doing so, they handed Arsenal a chance to leapfrog them as they have three games in hand and are only two points behind.

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