Fred and Scott McTominay branded Cristiano Ronaldo’s worst team-mates as Man United woes continue
After United’s 2-2 draw at Turf Moor, the Portuguese superstar was chastised for storming off the pitch.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent efforts have been defended, but his Manchester United teammates have been chastised for their involvement in the club’s poor season.
Following his return to Old Trafford this season, Ronaldo has drawn some criticism, with some claiming that the Portuguese superstar doesn’t fit into Ralf Rangnick’s system.
Despite being the club’s leading scorer this season, the 37-year-old is currently on his longest goalless streak of the season, having gone five games without scoring.
Rangnick benched Ronaldo against Burnley on Tuesday night, with the former Real Madrid man unable to put the visitors back in front as they suffered a major setback in their top-four chances with a 1-1 draw.
Ronaldo has been chastised for sprinting off the pitch at Turf Moor after the final whistle, after previously failing to acknowledge the travelling support in other games this season.
Former Wales international Dean Saunders, on the other hand, has shown sympathy for Ronaldo and has been vocal in his condemnation of some of his United teammates.
“They should’ve been 3-0 up at one point, they were running away with it.” Then, when they face hardship, they appear to regress and crumble,” Saunders told talkSPORT.
“If you asked Ronaldo, ‘Who are the worst midfield players you’ve ever played with in your career?’ he would say, ‘Who are the worst midfield players you’ve ever played with in your career?’ It won’t be long before Fred and [Scott] McTominay arrive.
“People are pointing fingers at Ronaldo, but he’s playing with a bunch of dummies, some of whom aren’t on his wavelength.”
“Every time the ball was transferred around the box and pressure was applied on Burnley, the ball was going to a really excellent player, to Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, Ronaldo, they’ve had ammo.”
“They have an ordinary back four and no engine room in the center of the pitch, and the players they have in there aren’t up to par.”