MANCHESTER UNITED striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been dubbed the new James Bond after his slow start to the season.
The 37-year-old has featured in all seven of the club’s games so far, despite being limited to just two starts under new boss Erik Ten Hag.
He hasn’t scored or assisted in his games, leading football fans to dub him “CR007”.
It was a moniker Sky Germany created for his Red Devils teammate Jadon Sancho last season after his underwhelming start.
Ronaldo was included in the starting XI for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Real Sociedad – the first time since the 4-0 defeat at Brentford on August 13.
But he failed to inspire his side to victory as United suffered a surprise 1-0 loss to the Spanish side.
And football fans have taken to social media to troll the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
One Twitter user said: “CR007, the new James Bond.”
Another remarked: “0 goals 0 assists 7 games they call me CR007.”
A third added: “Ronaldo is now officially 007.”
This supporter tweeted: “CR007. No goals, no support, just cheerleading and vibes.”
And this person commented, “Previously CR7, but now CR007.”
Meanwhile, another said simply: “Meet the next James Bond.”
United fans were unanimous in the wake of Thursday’s defeat to Sociedad that Ronaldo “DAMN” the club.
After losing to the Bees, Ronaldo was dropped for the next four games in which he started from the bench and United won every game.
And after United were recalled to the team, they again failed to pick up a single point, leading the line.
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes the player is showing signs of his age after revealing he’s watched “every of his 37 years” against the LaLiga team.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6190753/man-utd-cristiano-ronaldo-james-bond/ Cristiano Ronaldo trolled with the new James Bond nickname after the Man Utd star’s disastrous start to the season