Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has not gone planned and the forward is often scapegoated whenever the Red Devils struggle to produce as they chase the top four
The Portuguese star returned to Old Trafford in the summer after more than a decade away.
However his signing has coincided with a notable decline, which eventually saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lose his job.
Ronaldo, despite being the club’s top scorer, recently endured a six-game goalless run and has struggled to find the back of the net since the New Year.
Berbatov played alongside United’s No.7 during his first spell in Manchester and doesn’t think its fair that he is copping such criticism
￼Cristiano Ronaldo has endured a difficult few months
He told Betfair: “When teams have a bad result the star players always end up with the blame, and at the minute with Manchester Untied, that’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
“At the moment he’s got just one goal in ten games and that seems problematic for everybody, but not for me.
“There are eleven players on the pitch and the blame should be shared. Ronaldo is an icon in the world of football and people need to remember that he’s 37.
“So, from time to time he is allowed to have a couple of bad games. But I don’t think that is the problem here.”
Ronaldo’s only goal of 2022 came against Brighton at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese star has had to adapt to a new style, as have his teammates, following Ralf Rangnick’s arrival.
Ronaldo, as has been the case for more than a decade, attracts the spotlight and some of his antics and gestures have been slammed.
However Berbatov insists his supporting cast must do more to compliment the ageing forward