Cristiano Ronaldo has major concerns over Man Utd squad after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking

Cristiano Ronaldo stood by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo feels the Manchester United squad want things ‘too easy’ and he’s concerned about the club’s drop in standards that he’s experienced since his return to Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final signing at the Theatre of Dreams, with the Norwegian being relieved of his duties on Sunday morning after a 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Ronaldo has been one of the few United players that has performed to an acceptable standard so far this term and he urged his team-mates to stick by Solskjaer in recent weeks, despite the club’s results.

But with Solskjaer gone, the players no longer have another figure to blame for their poor performances and the Telegraph report that Ronaldo is concerned by the lack of winning mentality at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo is alarmed by the drop in standards at Old Trafford (Credits: EPA)

Ronaldo spent a trophy-laden six years at the club during his first stint but he’s been shocked at the drop in standards that he’s experienced since returning, with the Portugal captain said to feel too many in the squad ‘want it too easy’.

United’s defeat means they’ve won just one of their last seven Premier League matches and they languish seventh in the league table.

Michael Carrick is set to take charge for the crucial Champions League clash against Villarreal this week, where United can ill-afford to lose if they wish to qualify for the last-16.

Zinedine Zidane is the current favourite to take charge at the Theatre of Dreams but the Frenchman had intended to take at least a year out of football, while his wife has concerns over a move to Manchester.

Brendan Rodgers is another candidate for the role but Leicester City will fight to keep the former Liverpool boss, even if he’d be interested in making the move.

Mauricio Pochettino had been the favourite to replace Jose Mourinho in 2018 but Solskjaer’s form as interim boss saw United overlook the Argentine.

The former Tottenham boss remains a contender but United would have to buy out his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

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