Cristiano Ronaldo's clique at Man Utd irritating team-mates – claim German reportsFebruary 17, 2022
CRISTIANO RONALDO's clique at Manchester United is allegedly irritating some of his team-mates, according to sensational reports in Germany.
Bild journalist Christian Falk says some of the side's stars, including some England internationals, have been left ‘annoyed’ by the 37-year-old’s behaviour.
The Portuguese superstar, who finally ended his goal drought with a strike in last night’s win over Brighton, is reportedly ‘annoying’ the Red Devils squad as he wants to ‘lead’ the club.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer and is currently their top goalscorer with 15.
But he has suffered a dramatic dip in form since Ralf Rangnick’s arrival and had gone six matches without finding the net until his superb effort against the Seagulls.
However, United are enduring a difficult campaign and face a huge fight to secure their top four status.
That has led to speculation that Ronaldo could leave at the end of the season with some reports stating he wants a crisis meeting with his agent Jorge Mendes over the coming weeks.
There have also been rumours of dressing-room unrest and a number of cliques within the United squad.
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Ronaldo is allegedly part of a mini-group that includes Diogo Dalot, Fred, Alex Telles and Bruno Fernandes
Falk tweeted: “True, the English players like Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford & Co are irritated that Ronaldo wants to lead the dressing room with his own clique.
“There is a risk of a split in the team @ManUtd.”
Both Rashford and Maguire have publicly praised Ronaldo since his big homecoming.
But if this astonishing report is true, then a major split could be forming behind the scenes at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, Rashford has moved quickly to deny those sensational claims by Falk.
He responded to the journalist’s tweet by writing: “Are we just making it up as we go along now then? Please stop looking for divides.”
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