Manchester United Players Believe Cristiano Ronaldo Is Planning To Leave Old Trafford In January
The Manchester United players continue to believe that Cristiano Ronaldo will try to leave the club in January.
Ronaldo requested to leave the Premier League team in July because they didn’t play in the Champions League the previous year, but his request was denied, so he stayed.
Ronaldo started United’s humbling 4-0 loss to Brentford, but Erik ten Hag preferred Marcus Rashford in the front position despite Ronaldo’s 24 goals scored previous season.
However, it has been stated that United’s first-team stars believe the legendary Portuguese player will be looking to leave at the start of 2023 because of his inability to adjust to ten Hag’s style of play.
‘All the players loved it when Ronaldo came back to United last season but they are frustrated he missed pre-season,’ a source told The Sun.
‘The manager put a lot of work into giving the squad detailed information about what he wanted them to do and how he wanted them to play.
‘Ronaldo is not up to speed with that and is relying on instinct when he plays. But that doesn’t work in Ten Hag’s system.
‘He often demands the ball too early in build-up play and drops deep for the ball, but that means when the ball is wide there is no-one in the middle to hit it into.
‘It’s clear that the success they have had this season is from following tactical instruction rather than the individual brilliance they relied on last season.
‘Ronaldo is likely to find himself on the bench again going forward.’