Ronaldo cancelled out Josip Ilicic’s opener to leave the two teams level at the interval of the Champions League contest.
Ronaldo, a mere passenger in the game so far, held his arms outstretched in frustration as though he had expected a pass.
Ronaldo has recommended that Zidane be considered as a potential alternative in the dugout.
The 18-year-old made his debut for the Red Devils in a 2-1 loss away at Stuttgart back in October 2003.
Lingard replaced goalscorer Ronaldo on the 71st minute as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked for a winning goal.
“That is the question now. Is Cristiano Ronaldo going to be enough to make Manchester United champions this season?”
Ronaldo’s last Champions League match for United was the 2009 final loss to Barcelona in Rome
But the Tuesday evening Instagram post says otherwise about his future during this transfer window.
Ronaldo is among Erling Braut Haaland and Harry Kane that are strongly linked with City.
Ronaldo then bagged two in the final minutes to give Portugal a 3-0 win.