Before discussing further, it should be noted that Manchester United won twice and drew once before the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. But when the veteran Portugal forward arrived, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had now lost three and drawn one in their last seven games.
Don’t rush to blame Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Fred for Manchester United’s recent disappointing results, but point out the nose of Cristiano Ronaldo who is more worthy of being the scapegoat for the team’s current slump.
At least that’s what the Ajax Amsterdam legend and former star’s father believes The Red Devils Daley Blind, Danny Blind, who insists the Portuguese superstar is to blame for the 13 Premier League winners’ poor form in domestic and European competitions.
In the last three weeks Manchester United have lost to Young Boys and Aston Villa, been knocked out of the Carabao Cup, picked up woeful wins against West Ham and Villarreal and drew against Everton on Saturday.
Whereas before the arrival of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won a fantastic 5-1 win over Leeds United, drew 1-1 at Southampton and then won 0-1 over Wolves at Molineux.
Danny Blind believes that Cristiano Ronaldo only thinks about goals but doesn’t want to be involved much in team play and makes his team-mates worry about getting the ball. The former Dutch boss even compared him to Paul Pogba, who is more vocal on the pitch.
He told the Dutch newspaper Sportnieuws“Normally, strikers run from one centre-back to another. This causes a lot of miscommunication. Now, they don’t play in the pattern of football they know because of Ronaldo.”
“Look at Paul Pogba, he’s been vocal about demanding his team-mates to put pressure on them and give everything they have. Ronaldo didn’t do that, he wasn’t like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes other players will win the ball and give it to him.”