Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2022-23

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  • Updated: 22 Nov 2022 18:16 GMT
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FT Desk Updated: 22 Nov 2022 18:16 GMT 9 min read
Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd, 2022/23

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially left Manchester United with immediate effect following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, which aired after Man Utd's final game before the World Cup break.

He was expected to leave Manchester United during the summer of 2022 after issuing a transfer request, but couldn't force a move away. But, he has now left the club.

The Portuguese legend had returned to Man Utd in the summer of 2021 in a shock transfer from Juventus in the closing days of the window.

Although he enjoyed another impressive 2021-22 season individually, Man Utd as a team endured a dismal campaign, finishing outside of the Champions League places.

Ronaldo desired to leave Man Utd in July and August to join a Champions League team but he was unable to find a new club.

He thus reluctantly remained to play under new Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag in 2022-23, but will not see out the season.

Erik ten Hag was appointed as Man Utd manager for 2022-23

Erik ten Hag was appointed as Man Utd manager for 2022-23

Ronaldo started on the bench during Man Utd's first Premier League game of the season on August 7 against Brighton at Old Trafford.

He was introduced early in the second half with United trailing 2-0 and despite helping to inspire a much-improved performance after the break, the Red Devils still lost 2-1.

Worse was to follow a week later, though. Man Utd travelled to Brentford expecting to pick up their first win of the season. Instead, they were defeated 4-0, with Ronaldo powerless to stop the slide. At full-time, Ronaldo trudged off the field and ignored Ten Hag, in what was a sign of the growing tension between the pair.

Ronaldo was then left on the bench for the home victory over Liverpool, the type of match he would typically have relished playing in, fuelling questions over his future at Old Trafford once again.

Against Southampton away from home, Ronaldo was left on the bench once again, but was brought on and struggled to make an impact. He suffered a blow early on, going down with a problem in his knee, but recovered to play the rest of the match.

He was once again a substitute against Leicester in a 1-0 away win. This time, however, he was brighter in his performance off the bench, even going close with a spectacular overhead kick that would have been an incredible way to open his account for the season.

The transfer deadline passed on September 1, meaning Cristiano remained at Man Utd.

He was on the bench for a fourth successive game against Arsenal, and while it proved a 3-1 victory for the Red Devils, Ronaldo was unable to provide anything tangible in the form of a goal or assist.

His first strike of the season arrived against Sheriff in the Europa League - and it was also his first career goal in that competition. Ronaldo was given a start as Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were injured and his goal came from the penalty spot.

Ronaldo's status did not improve after the September international break as he was left on the bench for the entirety of the Manchester derby. United suffered a humiliating 6-3 defeat to Man City at the Etihad on October 2.

After hitting a blank versus Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League, Ronaldo finally scored his first Premier League goal of the season on October 9. He came off the bench to score the winner at Everton from a Casemiro through ball.

Ronaldo scored his first Premier League goal against Everton

Ronaldo scored his first Premier League goal against Everton

Ronaldo made successive starts for the first time in the home matches against Omonia Nicosia and Newcastle but hit blanks in both.

That led Ten Hag to return him to the bench for the visit of Tottenham. He caused controversy in this game by refusing to come on as a substitute and leaving the match early. This led to him being banished from the squad for the 1-1 draw versus Chelsea.

After apologising, Ronaldo returned to play the full 90 minutes in the wins versus Sheriff and West Ham, scoring in the former, before grabbing an assist in the Europa League win over Real Sociedad.

He made little contibution despite playing the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa on November 6.

He then sat out the last two games before the World Cup break, wins over Aston Villa in the EFL Cup and Fulham in the Premier League.

Then came his interview with Piers Morgan, which has led to his exit from Man Utd.

This page will be regularly updated to showcase Ronaldo’s individual club statistics for Manchester United throughout the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 2022-23 stats

Appearances: 16

Starts: 10

Goals: 3

Assists: 2

Ronaldo: Matches played

Man Utd 1-2 Brighton, August 7 – Premier League

Minutes played: 37

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Ronaldo came off the bench in the opening defeat to Brighton

Ronaldo came off the bench in the opening defeat to Brighton

Brentford 4-0 Man Utd, August 13 – Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd v Liverpool, August 20 – Premier League

Minutes played: 4

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Southampton 0-1 Man Utd, August 27 – Premier League

Minutes played: 22

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Leicester 0-1 Man Utd, August 30 – Premier League

Minutes played: 22

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Ronaldo was on the bench again against Leicester

Ronaldo was on the bench again against Leicester

Man Utd 3-1 Arsenal, September 4 – Premier League

Minutes played: 32

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd 0-1 Real Sociedad, September 8 – Europa League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

FC Sheriff 0-2 Man Utd, September 15 – Europa League

Minutes played: 81

Goals: 1

Assists: 0

Man City 6-3 Man Utd, October 2 – Champions League

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Omonia Nicosia 2-3 Man Utd, October 6 – Europa League

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Everton 1-2 Man Utd, October 9 – Premier League

Minutes played: 61

Goals: 1

Assists: 0

Ronaldo scored the winner against Everton

Ronaldo scored the winner against Everton

Man Utd 1-0 Omonia Nicosia, October 13 – Europa League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle, October 16 – Premier League

Minutes played: 72

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd, October 22– Premier League

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd 3-0 Sheriff, October 26 – Europa League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 1

Assists: 0

Man Utd 1-0 West Ham, October 30 – Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Real Sociedad 0-1 Man Utd, November 3 – Europa League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 1

Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd, November 6 – Premier League

Minutes played: 90

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Man Utd 4-2 Aston Villa, November 10 – EFL Cup

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Fulham 1-2 Man Utd, November 13 – Premier League

Minutes played: 0

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Ronaldo: Man Utd’s remaining fixtures

Man Utd v Nottingham Forest, December 26 – Premier League

Wolves v Man Utd, December 31 – Premier League

Man Utd v Bournemouth, January 2 – Premier League

Man Utd v Man City, January 14 – Premier League

Arsenal v Man Utd, January 21 – Premier League

Man Utd v Crystal Palace, February 4 – Premier League

Leeds United v Man Utd, February 11 – Premier League

Man Utd v Leicester City, February 18 – Premier League

Man Utd v Brentford, February 25 – Premier League

Liverpool v Man Utd, March 4 – Premier League

Man Utd v Southampton, March 11 – Premier League

Brighton v Man Utd, March 18 – Premier League

Newcastle v Man Utd, April 1 – Premier League

Man Utd v Everton, April 8 – Premier League

Nottingham Forest v Man Utd, April 15 – Premier League

Man Utd v Chelsea, April 22 – Premier League

Tottenham v Man Utd, April 25 – Premier League

Man Utd v Aston Villa, April 29 – Premier League

West Ham v Man Utd, May 6 – Premier League

Man Utd v Wolves, May 13 – Premier League

Bournemouth v Man Utd, May 20 – Premier League

Man Utd v Fulham, May 28 – Premier League

Cristiano Ronaldo 2021-22 stats

Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2021-22

Ronaldo completed a surprise return to Man Utd after 12 years away when he left Juventus in the final days of the 2021 summer transfer window.

All in all, Ronaldo enjoyed an excellent season individually but it was a disaster from a team point of view as Man Utd endured their worst campaign since the Premier League was formed in 1992, finishing sixth and winning no trophies.

They earned their worst points tally, worst goal difference and suffered the most defeats ever in the Premier League era. They were knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 and failed to qualify for the next edition.

They suffered a host of embarrassing defeats, as they were hammered 5-0 and 4-0 by Liverpool, 4-1 by Man City and relegated Watford and also suffered bad losses to Young Boys, Leicester and Middlesbrough.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games in 2021-22

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games in 2021-22

Ronaldo, though, finished the campaign with very impressive individual numbers of 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions.

With 18 Premier League goals, only Mohamed Salah and Heung-Min Son scored more.

He delivered a number of clutch goals, with crucial late strikes in the Champions League versus Villarreal and Atalanta (twice), while he hit hattricks against Norwich and Tottenham.

Cristiano Ronaldo 2020-21 stats

was not a vintage one for Ronaldo from a team point of view, even though he again produced some impressive individual statistics in his last full year in Italy.

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Porto, while Inter ended the club’s historic run of nine straight Serie A triumphs, resulting in the departure of coach Andrea Pirlo.

It was a mixed final season in Italy for Ronaldo with Juventus

It was a mixed final season in Italy for Ronaldo with Juventus

Ronaldo did win one trophy, playing in the final of the Coppa Italia as Juve triumphed over Atalanta.

For his goalscoring efforts in Serie A, the Portugal international won the Capocannoniere for the first time in three attempts in Italy's top flight.

Ronaldo took that award after scoring 29 times in 33 league games (31 starts).

Across all competitions, he finished with 36 goals from 44 outings (41 starts), just one goal less than the 37 he had managed in the previous year and significantly more than the 28 registered in his first season.