The pressure is rising in the Manchester United dressing room, as Ralf Rangnick struggles to manage his troops. Many believe that Cristiano Ronaldo is at the centre of a lot of frustration.
As many as eight players are actively looking for a move away from Old Trafford. As per Express, a lot of cracks have developed within the playing group.
The Red Devils are currently going through a rough patch of form and the recent appointment of the German tactician has borne no fruits. United are placed 7th in the League table and have won three games out of the last five matches played.
However, they were defeated in their last games against 8th placed Wolves by 1:0 in the Premier League. Meanwhile, United’s left-back revealed that the team was not together and the players lacked commitment.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand gave an interview on Vibe with Five podcasts. It seems that the defender wasn’t too impressed by the side’s performance.
“I’m waiting for the players individually to be built up and that’s one of the big key points,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five podcast.
I thought that was going to be a real jolt, and a real jump and a real shift when this new manager came in.
Yes, he needs time, but again after the first game I haven’t seen a real shift in that confidence and those performances from individuals to elevate us as a team.”
The Crisitano Ronaldo issue
According to reports, Ronaldo’s status is proving to be a problem for Ralf Ragnick’s side. The 36-year-old ace wants to play every minute of the game and wants to be picked in every possible match.
The Portuguese superstar is causing hindrance to the developments of youth players like Greenwood. Cavani is also struggling to get proper game time for the presence of Cristiano.
Moreover, there are reports that the pull Ronaldo has on Portuguese speaking players within the squad. This is frustrating other key players in the squad.
Players looking to leave the club
As a result of the recent chaos, many players are opting to see their way out of United. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson, Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek wants to see themselves out to get more game-time. French star Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard might also leave Old Trafford in the summer window.
So, as it stands, Ralf Ragnick has a big job in hand to control the unit and also bolster the squad to reach the top four in the Premier League.