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What is Cristiano Ronaldo's longest goal drought?

04:10 GMT 14/02/2022
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The Manchester United star is currently on a six-game goalless streak...

The year 2022 has not brought much cheer for Cristiano Ronaldo or his club Manchester United.

While Ronaldo has not found his name on the scoresheet even once in the new year, the Red Devils won just two matches out of the seven they played so far and have also crashed out of the FA Cup, losing to Championship side Middlesbrough in penalties. Interestingly, he had missed a penalty during normal time but he did convert one in the shootout.

Ronaldo's last goal came against Burnley on December 30 in the Premier League, a game United won 3-1.

This is the longest goal drought the Portuguese star has experienced since the 2008/09 season when he went on for seven matches without scoring a goal. It was his last season at Manchester United during his first stint at the club before he joined Real Madrid.

From December 21, 2008, to January 17, 2009, Ronaldo did not score a single goal. In that period, he played five Premier League games, one Club World Cup match and an EFL Cup fixture.

The Red Devils next face Brighton & Hove Albion on February 16 and Leeds United on February 20 in the Premier League before taking on Atletico Madrid in a Champions League round of 16 tie on February 23. Ronaldo will look to end his drought sooner rather than later.

Here we take a look at the two longest goalless streaks of Cristiano Ronaldo's career.

Cristiano Ronaldo's longest goal drought (2008/09)

Date

Match

Competition

21/12/08

LDU Quito 0-1 Manchester United

2008 Club World Cup final

26/12/08

Stoke City 0-1 Manchester United

Premier League 2008/09

29/12/08

Manchester United 1-0 Middlesbrough

Premier League 2008/09

7/1/09

Derby County 1-0 Manchester United

EFL Cup semifinal first leg

11/1/09

Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea

Premier League 2008/09

14/1/09

Manchester United 1-0 Wigan

Premier League 2008/09

17/1/09

Bolton 0-1 Manchester United

Premier League 2008/09

Cristiano Ronaldo's current goalless streak (2021/22)

Date

Match

Competition

3/1/22

Manchester United 0-1 Wolves

Premier League 2021/22

19/1/22

Brentford City 1-3 Manchester United

Premier League 2021/22

22/1/22

Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United

Premier League 2021/22

4/2/22

Manchester United 1-1 (8-9) Middlesbrough

FA Cup Third round

8/2/22

Burnley 1-1 Manchester United

Premier League 2021/22

12/2/22

Manchester United 1-1 Southampton

Premier League 2021/22