Cristiano Ronaldo Branded ‘Selfish And Damaging’ By Man Utd Team-mates

Manchester United players are reportedly fed up with Cristiano Ronaldo’s attempts to leave the club and believe his antics have played a significant role in their poor start to the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United teammates believe his recent behavior has been “damaging” to the club.

In an attempt to force his way out, the 37-year-old handed in a transfer request in June and sat out United’s pre-season trips to Thailand and Australia. He returned for their final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano, but ruffled feathers by leaving early after being hooked at half time.

According to Yahoo Sports, the vast majority of the United squad believes Ronaldo has been acting selfishly all summer and that his antics have played a significant role in the club’s disastrous start to the season.

United have consistently insisted that Ronaldo is not for sale, with manager Erik ten Hag reportedly content to keep him, though it’s understood he’s reconsidering that stance in light of recent events.

The Red Devils have started the season with back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Brentford, dropping them to the Premier League’s bottom three for the first time in 30 years.

Ronaldo played in both games, but he is still desperate to leave Old Trafford, despite the fact that elite clubs do not appear to be interested in signing him.

Should Ronaldo get his wish and leave, Ten Hag will want to bring in another goalscorer, with a move for PSG’s Mauro Icardi potentially on the cards.

Elsewhere, United are trying to wrap up a deal for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, especially with efforts to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong being all but abandoned