Cristiano Ronaldo hinted at Mason Greenwood problem before Man Utd’s defeat to Liverpool
Manchester United ace Cristi’ano Ronaldo is reportedly frustrated with his young team-mate Mason Greenwood after the team suffe’red a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The Portuguese forw’ard’s re’cent comme’nts su’ggest’s there is some unrest withi’n the dre’ssing room, particularly among the m:ore senior players.
Several members of Un’ited’s squad were born after 1995, including Marcus Rashford, Am’ad Dia’llo, Diogo Dalot, Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Biss”aka, Dean Hen’der’son, Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood.
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The experi’enced for’ward is believ’ed to be annoyed at Greenw’ood’s tend’ency to shoot rather than suppl’y him with a scoring opportunity.
Ronaldo is not the type of player to work tirelessly for the te’am and needs others around’ him, especially the for’wards, to help him prod’uce the go’ods.
Speaking in Septe’mber, Roo’ney warned Unit’ed’s stars: “I’ve said before, the rest of’ his teammates will have to work a little ha’rder.”
Ronaldo, 36, is Unite’d’s biggest star but Greenw’ood, 20, is v’iewed as the future of’ the club ‘and Solskjaer may be reluctant to side with the vete”ran.
It’s believ’ed othe’r sen’ior professionals, such as Jes’se Lingard and Ne’manja Matic, are also frustr’ated at the ‘manager for not gett’ing more oppo’rtunities.
When Ronaldo sig’ned ‘for United in 2003, he fa’mously had several disagreements with i’ncumbent striker Ruud van Niste’lrooy.
At the time, the Portug’uese talent was playing as a win’ger and his job was to produc’e scoring opportun’ities for his established Dutch colle’ague.
Ronaldo eventually ada’pted his game to deliver for Van Nis’telrooy before beco’ming the m’ain man after the veteran’s departure in 2006.