According to rumors, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ralf Rangnick’s relationship at Manchester United is “fractured.” During Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as manager, the Portugal international was a shining star. Despite this, he’s stagnated under his current management, scoring only twice so far.
Ronaldo scored nine goals and added two assists in 13 games while playing for Solskjaer.
He started 12 of those games, only coming off the bench for Everton’s 1-1 draw when he was introduced in the second half.
At the club, Ronaldo averaged a goal every 120 minutes and 97.8 minutes for every goal or assist.
Rangnick, on the other hand, has regressed since his appointment.
Under Rangnick, the Portugal international has only scored twice, and only one of those goals has come from open play.
Despite Ronaldo’s desire to play every minute of every match, Rangnick has never hesitated to take his No. 7 off the field throughout his time at United.
According to AS, Ronaldo’s relationship with his current management is “fractured” behind the scenes.
The Portugal forward believes Rangnick is unqualified to be United’s manager, casting doubt on the 63-year-credentials. old’s
He was also alleged to be upset when the German suggested on Friday that Ronaldo should score more goals, even if he also stressed that the former Real Madrid star wasn’t alone in that regard.
Despite the fact that this is ostensibly the case, Portugal international has no intention of abandoning the ship.
Ronaldo is thought to be content with his life in England, especially now that his son, Cristiano Jr., has signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils.
While there have been rumors of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Ligue 1 giants have yet to make contact.
PSG is also not interested in signing Ronaldo, with their present emphasis being on securing a new contract for Kylian Mbappe.
And it looks that Ronaldo, like many other United figures, believes the summer can’t come soon enough.
The Red Devils are set to appoint a new manager at the end of the season, with numerous candidates in the running.
Mauricio Pochettino is widely regarded as the favorite for the job, despite the fact that the Argentine is currently under contract with PSG until 2023.
Erik ten Hag is another candidate, with the Dutchman expected to leave Ajax after Marc Overmars leaves.
And, despite the fact that all four men are already employed, Roberto Mancini, Luis Enrique, Graham Potter, and Brendan Rodgers have all been connected to the position.
Meanwhile, former Sky Sports anchor Richard Keys recently chastised Ronaldo for storming down the tunnel after a 1-1 tie with Burnley.
“It was reported this week that Jorge Mendes was speaking with senior Manchester United executives about the prospect of Ronaldo leaving in the summer,” Keys said on beIN SPORTS.
“My own take on it is that I’d encourage him to go now, as I’ve been saying all season.”
“I believe he is a component of the problem, not the entire problem, but as much a part of the problem as anything or anyone else.”
“How does that inspire team spirit in the dressing room the other night when he went sprinting to the tunnel at the conclusion of the game at Turf Moor, having lately lectured everybody about being the leader he considers himself to be and that youths don’t do the sort of things that he does?”
“That’s good,” he continued, “then go and sign for Bournemouth and you’ll play every week.”
Ronaldo is hoping to make his debut against Brighton on Tuesday night.
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