Ronaldo ‘irritated’ by Man Utd star’s selfishness

Date published: Monday 25th October 2021 6:24 - Will Ford

Cristiano Ronaldo looking frustrated

A report has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘irritated’ by the selfishness of Mason Greenwood.

The pair were part of the United side that fell to an embarrassing 5-0 thumping defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The result has reportedly led United chiefs to hold talks over the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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And ESPN claim that a ‘sizeable number’ of the squad had ‘lost faith’ in the United boss before the mauling.

A number of reasons were given in the report for the ‘open criticism’ of Solskjaer by the players, including an inability for him to get Ronaldo and Greenwood to work together.

Ronaldo is said to be ‘irritated’ by the academy graduate’s tendency to shoot rather than pass to him, and their teammates have noticed the reticence of both players to link with each other.

Gary Neville continues to refuse to call out his pal but Jamie Carragher says United need a better manager than Solskjaer.

Carragher said: “Ole has done a good job but to take on Klopp, Tuchel and Pep, Manchester United need a better manager. I feel for Ole – that will be the darkest day in his career,” Carragher said.

“I don’t want to get involved in a slanging match, I know Ole said something back and rightly so. I’m not comfortable saying someone should be sacked. But we are comfortable saying Fred is not good enough or Scott McTominay is not good enough. So I do not feel too bad saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not good enough.

“Manchester United need a better manager. Ole is not a manager for Manchester United. He’s done really well but you need someone to take them to the next level. Unfortunately, Solskjaer is not Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Thomas Tuchel. It’s staring you in the face.

“Manchester United should have the best in class – the best managers and coaches in the world. If you have Ole as the manager you should have someone like Carlos Queiroz as the assistant coach.

“You cannot have people learning on the job who have never been at the club of that size. They have got Mike Phelan but I do not think he’s a coach. There’s Michael Carrick and Kieren McKenna, they have never coached anyone in their lives.

“You have got to have someone who has been there and done it. You cannot be learning on the job at Manchester United.”


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