20 years after scoring the first of the 699 goals of his career -a brace against Moreirense on October 7, 2002-, Cristiano Ronaldo (37) is struggling to find a new club… An unexpected but very real outcome for him quintuple Ballon d’Or Or gold, passed by Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Juventus. Back with the Red Devils last summer, the Portuguese certainly had a generally prolific first season on an individual level with 24 goals and 3 assists in 38 games in all competitions. A comeback, however, marred by more than disappointing collective performances and a sad sixth place in the championship. Enough to bring about the arrival of Erik ten Hag, replacing Ralf Rangnick, who acted on the Mancunian bench. Yes, but now, since he put his bags on the side of Manchester, the Dutch coach seems to walk with lead feet with the Lusitanian star.
Eager to leave the Red Devils at all costs during the final transfer window of the summer, CR7 ultimately reluctantly stayed with Manchester United, where he entered the final year of his contract. If indeed the name of the Portuguese has been related to the great European clubs, be it PSG, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona or Napoli, here he is forced to play under the orders of Erik ten Hag… or rather forced to watch your teammates from the sidelines. Confined to a substitute role since the championship resumed, the former Merengues striker has, in fact, played just 468 small minutes in all competitions for a single Premier League stay. A very different status from the one he was able to occupy throughout his career. So, inevitably, frustration mounts and the latest revelations in the English press point in this direction.
Cristiano Ronaldo can no longer with Erik ten Hag!
According to The times, Cristiano Ronaldo is simply horrified by the training and tactics implemented by Erik ten Hag. Based on these recent revelations, Ronaldo sees Ten Hag as a stubborn and unnecessarily attached manager with an approach that has worked impressively at Ajax, but which he claims has caused several catastrophic defeats at either Brentford or City (3 -6). The Portuguese international (191 caps, 117 goals) complains in particular about the nature and quality of training. Also according to the British media, CR7 believes that it is better for United to play differently. On Carrington’s side, this frustration is widely felt, especially after Ten Hag’s explained refusal to play the Portuguese against the Skyblues.
Furious, Cristiano Ronaldo would directly attack his coach’s methods. An observation contrary to the recent speech of his coach: “He wants to play and he gets pissed off when he doesn’t play. But he’s training well, he’s in good spirits, he’s motivated and he’s giving his best, and that’s what we expect.”, assured the former Ajax coach. One thing is certain, this new information goes, a little more, in the direction of a departure for the Mancunian star. However, according to ESPNManchester United, for its part, would be especially confident in the continuity of Cristiano Ronaldo this winter and in particular due to the lack of specific interest in his profile in the transfer market. If this is the case, CR7, free next summer, will have to support Erik ten Hag for a few more months…