Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring streak has now lasted over a decade after he failed to score against Southampton on Saturday. The Portuguese international has positioned himself as one of the sport’s most prolific goal scorers, establishing himself as one of the game’s most powerful players.
However, he has struggled for Manchester United in recent weeks, and after being held scoreless in a 1-1 draw with Southampton. He has now gone six games without scoring, five of them in the Premier League.
The last time the Portuguese legend scored was in a 3-1 triumph over Burnley on December 30. He hasn’t scored in any of his six appearances since then, including five in the Premier League and Man Utd’s FA Cup exit to Middlesbrough.
Ronaldo hasn’t gone six games without scoring since 2009, when he had 688 goals at club level. That streak occurred in the last months of his first spell at Manchester United, before he moved on to Real Madrid, where he established himself as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history.
This summer, Ronaldo returned to Manchester United following a spell at Juventus. He’s scored 14 goals in all competitions so far, with six of his goals coming in five games in the Champions League. After Saturday’s draw, Man United are in fifth place in the Premier League, with Ronaldo’s next chance to end his drought coming against Brighton on Tuesday.