Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘undroppable’ status and influence at Man United ‘is frustrating a number of his team-mates – including captain Harry Maguire – with club rocked by cliques’ in the squad amid horror season
Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence at Manchester United has led to discontent in the dressing room, according to reports, with team-mates concerned over his influence.
Sportsmail revealed last night that manager Ralf Rangnick’s dressing room is divided, with players having split into cliques amid an ‘oppressive’ atmosphere.
Superstar Ronaldo made a sensational homecoming in the summer, but has been accused of stunting his side’s style of play instead of complimenting it.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence at Manchester United may have led to dressing room discontent
And now, as reported by the Daily Express, several faces in the first-team have begun pointing the finger at one of their own, who they believe it ‘undroppable’.
They have added that Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood have taken issue with Ronaldo’s constant minutes, despite his number of poor showings.
Furthermore, it is said that some of his team-mates believe the former Real Madrid and Juventus frontman is causing problems for their own roles.
After the defeat by Wolves, dismayed full back Luke Shaw openly admitted that United’s squad is not ‘together’, and accused them of lacking commitment.
Ronaldo’s undroppable status has irritated team-mates, reportedly including Harry Maguire
Superstar Ronaldo has also formed a small clique inside a divided squad at struggling United
A contributing factor to this may be the small band Ronaldo has formed with other Portuguese speakers, a potential clique in a divided cohort.
This is a group which includes Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot, Fred and Alex Telles.
Other reports have suggested as many as 11 players want to quit the club, with a source telling The Mirror: ‘It’s not good.
‘The atmosphere is really bad and it looks like there are going to be big problems ahead for United.’