CRISTIANO RONALDO often complains about the quality of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag’s training and reportedly thinks the Dutchman is ‘stubborn’.
The 37-year-old 699 club goalkeeper made no secret of his desire to get out of United in the summer.
United failed to qualify for the Champions League, finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to win a silver either.
The disappointment came despite Ronaldo’s individual brilliance, scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
And so Ronaldo asked to leave in the summer but struggled to find a new suitor, despite super agent Jorge Mendes working hard to plan a move.
Ronaldo clearly does not fit into Ten Hag’s project as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner starts from the bench for most of the season.
Academy product Marcus Rashford was favored at the top.
And with Anthony Martial on form, Ronaldo is likely to continue watching from the sidelines.
Ronaldo’s form on the pitch isn’t the only reason he could be out of the team for the foreseeable future.
According to The Times, Ronaldo “complains about the nature and quality of training sessions” and is described as “often at odds with the newest coach”.
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Ronaldo is also said to think Ten Hag is “stubborn”.
The Dutchman insists on playing a system that worked so well at Ajax but has seen disastrous defeats for Brighton, Brentford and rivals Manchester City.
Ronaldo was an unused substitute in last weekend’s 6-3 loss to Prem champions Man City.
The striker looked frustrated from the bench.
But Ten Hag says the decision not to sign Ronaldo was made out of respect.
Ten Hag said after the game: “I wouldn’t take him… out of respect for Cristiano, for his great career.”
A few days later he said: “He wants to play.
“And he’s pissed off when he’s not playing.
“But he’s training well, he’s in a good mood, he’s motivated and he’s doing his best and we expect that.”
It has been reported that Ronaldo could leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
However, similar to the summer, a lack of applicants could prevent a move if the player receives a high salary.
It’s also believed that Ten Hag doesn’t want to let Ronaldo go as he reportedly won’t receive any funds to replace him.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6396296/inside-fuming-cristiano-ronaldo-rows-ten-hag/ Inside Cristiano Ronaldo’s furious training ground, he feuds with Erik ten Hag as he desperately searches for the Man Utd transfer exit