Cristiano Ronaldo is not the player Manchester United need

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United but now that the party is over, it turns out he’s not really what the club needed.

Last summer, Manchester United has become one of the most talked about clubs in the sport after managing to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the “Theater of Dreams”. As expected, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner quickly made his mark with his former team by doing what he was best at scoring goals.

However, with the Red Devils failing to win games despite arguably the all-time greats in their squad, Manchester United have to sort things out. After more severe defeats, the club have deemed it time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the first team manager, to leave.

A glimmer of hope began to appear with the arrival of interim coach Ralf Rangnick, a celebrity trainer best known for his expertise in gegenpressing methods. Under Rangnick, Manchester United won two matches in the English Premier League. However, many, and even Rangnick himself, believe the club could still perform better given the amount of talent piled up in it.

With the issue with the board now resolved, rumors have now turned to Ronaldo. Obviously, the Portuguese is not the player people expect from him, and it is becoming a problem within the club.

Overshadowing Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford

When Ronaldo joined Manchester United, there was no doubt that he would pass the role of a centre-back. Many people think that the squad is filled with strikers but of course, who will say no to Ronaldo.

Before long, reports that Ronaldo’s arrival would make the playing time of a few limited Manchester Untied strikers became accurate. Now, strikers Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are is said to be considering leaving club for a chance to shine elsewhere.

Rashford and Greenwood were both linked to a move to Barcelona in La Liga but the latter also is said to be in the sights of Juventus and Arsenal.

Pressing too much

In the midfield position, not to mention the ability to score goals, Ronaldo is expected to cause a lot of pressure. Rangnick knew early on that he wouldn’t rush in and force the players to adapt to his style. Instead, it’s the other way around.

“You always have to adapt your style or idea of ​​football to the players you have available, not the other way around,” said Rangnick after watching Ronaldo play for Manchester United over the years. ESPN. “At his age, I have never seen a player with such good physicality. He is still a player who can easily make the difference. So yeah, it’s about how we can develop the whole team, not just Cristiano. ”

“We play in the most competitive league in the world, so we need all the players on board,” he added. “What I see from Cristiano, he is willing to do that, to put his opinion into the team. His teammates will have to do the same.”

With Ronaldo at the front, everything is good. However, some argue that if the ball was spread and the other strikers wouldn’t let the 36-year-old press for the whole game, things would be a lot better.

“We need to move away from the ‘Ronaldo press here, Ronaldo press there’ style,” former Manchester United player Paul Ince recently said. Mirror Football. “Ronaldo is 36 years old, he’s still in great shape but you can’t ask him to push from centre-back to centre-back.”

“If he did that when he had the ball, he would be too brave to do anything,” he assessed. “Yes, Rangnick has a philosophy of urgency that he is used anywhere. But now he has the best player in the world. Ronaldo doesn’t want to go through 90 minutes of pressure.”

Obstructing Bruno Fernandes

Before the return of Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes was the focus of Manchester United’s attack. He and Ronaldo are friends and get along well on and off the pitch. All of these are normal as both are from Portugal.

However, some people think that it is no coincidence that Fernandes’ form has declined since Ronaldo entered the field. If former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is right, then Fernandes has been too focused on passing the ball to his countryman and has become less effective in his play. role in the process.

“It’s as if Fernandes is always looking for Cristiano Ronaldo,” the pundit told MBL . news agency via Daily Express. “Nine out of 10 times he tries to find Ronaldo and if that doesn’t work, he loses his patience and starts trying very difficult things. Remember the way he is [Fernandes] started at United, we want to see more of him. “

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