Speaking after Man United’s 0-0 draw against Watford, Michael Owen said: “If you were going to say to me that they were going to get chances and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and (Bruno) Fernandes were going to miss a lot of them, I’d find it hard to believe.
“Because they are two of the most clinical people, certainly Ronaldo, he’s had a whole career of being extremely efficient and clinical in front of goal.
“Of course, some of the younger players, if they miss the odd chance you expect it but Ronaldo who virtually puts everything he looks at into the back of the net.”
“So it is very strange how they’re missing a lot of chances – a couple today that you would expect of him [Ronaldo] to have scored, certainly Bruno Fernandes to have scored, but they’re not hitting the back of the net with enough regularity.”
Fernandes missed some absolute sitters from close range against Watford, while Ronaldo hit the post early on and missed some big chances all through the game.
Cristiano has only scored 1 goal in his last 10 games and the goalless draw has dealt another blow to United’s top-4 chances.