Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the 36-year-old was criticized following Juventus’s Champions League exit.
Juventus had been eradicated from the Champions League by Porto on Tuesday night time in Turin.
Ronaldo, who had little impression in the course of the encounter, was closely criticized for turning his again on Sergio Oliveira‘s free-kick, which ensured Porto knocked out Andrea Pirlo’s facet from the competitors.
Nevertheless, reacting to the event forward of Man United’s Europa League conflict with AC Milan on Thursday night time, Fernandes, a fellow compatriot with Ronaldo, stated the Portugal captain couldn’t be held solely accountable for Juventus’s latest poor type within the Champions League.
“Cristiano is among the greats in soccer historical past,” Fernandes informed La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
“His mentality evokes those that apply this sport. He has received quite a bit, however nobody can win alone.
“I perceive that his presence at Juve had created monumental expectations for the Champions League, however when a crew loses, the entire squad loses, not one single participant.”