The United Stand presenter Mark Goldbridge has ridiculed the claims that Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is the problem behind the club’s downfall this season.
The 37-year-old joined the Red Devils last summer from Juventus. The Portuguese were initially linked with a move to the city rival Manchester City. However, in the end, the forward made a grand return back to the Old Trafford stadium.
Ronaldo started his second spell in the Premier League brilliantly after scoring twice in his debut against Newcastle. The Portuguese also almost single-handedly carried the team to the knock-out stage of the Champions League this season.
However, things fell apart for the former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when they had to encounter tougher opponents in the Premier League. The frailties in the team were visible during this period and in the end, the club’s hierarchy reluctantly decided to sack the Norwegian boss.
Reports were claiming that signing Cristiano Ronaldo dismantled Solskjaer’s plan of bringing the club back to the summit. The Red Devils finished second in the Premier League the last season and also went all the way to the Europa League final after being eliminated from the Champions League group stage.
However, things went downhill despite strengthening the squad by signing Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
And few pundits and news outlets blamed Cristiano Ronaldo for this situation. However, the Portuguese forward continues to perform despite being surrounded by an underperforming team, scoring 23 goals and notching up three assists in 36 games in all competitions.
Mark Goldbridge furious with Manchester United squad:
Mark Goldbridge in his ever-entertaining way showed his frustration with the anti-Ronaldo sentiments. He gave a funny office example during his rant to express his fury.
It is baffling to watch people stating Ronaldo is the problem despite his output on the pitch. The 37-year-old is the joint second-highest scorer in the Premier League with Son Heung-Min. He might still decide to leave. If the Red Devils fail to secure a place in the Champions League next season. However, he could be a good fit for Erik ten Hag’s squad next season.
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