Cristiano Ronaldo and his Man Utd teammates have been unable to produce in recent weeks with the summer signing frustrated internally by the club’s standards, which has eventually seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer axed
Cristiano Ronaldo feels as though several of his Manchester United team-mates want things too easy, according to reports.
The Norwegian’s dismissal has long been coming following several months of poor results and performances.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester in the summer following 12 years away but has been alarmed by the drop off in standards.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called a meeting on Thursday morning to solve some of the team’s issues, although it ultimately proved to no avail.
The 36-year-old was at United when Sir Alex Ferguson led the club during his trophy-laden era, but is now trying to assist a squad that hasn’t won any silverware since 2017.
Ronaldo, according to the Telegraph, now feels as if some of the playing group want things too easy.
He and Edinson Cavani, another man who has won a host of honours, in his case at PSG, have been leading club discussions as they look to turn around
Several players feel as if they have learnt more from quizzing the pair on their wealth of knowledge and professionalism than they have on the training pitch.
David de Gea, a man who worked under Ferguson and won the Premier League in 2013, offered a damning assessment after the Watford defeat.
The reverse, which was United’s fifth in seven league games, exposed the team’s flaws, especially in defence.
“There’s not much to say. It was embarrassing to see Man United play like we did today,” De Gea told Sky Sports.
“It’s not acceptable the way we were playing and doing things. It is easy to blame the manager or the staff, but sometimes it is the players. We need to show much more than we are doing.
“Embarrassing first half. We could’ve conceded four goals in 45 minutes. It was hard to watch the team playing today. It was nightmare after nightmare. It’s not acceptable.”
United have placed Michael Carrick in charge following Solskjaer’s dismissal.
The squad have games against Villarreal and Chelsea in the next week as they attempt to reignite their seasons.
The Old Trafford chiefs are looking to appoint an interim boss until the end of the season as they look to make a permanent appointment in the summer.