‘RONADLO BAD FOR UTD TACTICS’
Cristiano Ronaldo does not allow Manchester United to play “in their familiar pattern”.
That is according to Ajax legend Danny Blind, who suggested Ronaldo is to be blamed for United‘s recent struggles in domestic and European competitions.
In the last three weeks the Red Devils have lost to Young Boys as well as Aston Villa, got eliminated from the Carabao Cup, scraped wins against West Ham and Villarreal and drew with Everton on Saturday.
Blind claims the five-time Ballon d’Or winner “only thinks about goals” and lets his team-mates worry about getting the ball.
The former Netherlands manager compared the star forward to Paul Pogba, who he claims is more vocal on the pitch.
Blind said told Dutch paper Sportnieuws: “Ronaldo doesn’t really need to play an active role.
“Like: ‘take your time’. You also see the other players looking at you like, ‘how are we going to solve it then?’
“Normally, the striker runs from one central defender to the other. This caused a lot of miscommunication. Now, they are not playing in their familiar pattern.
“When the ball was deflected, you saw Paul Pogba coaching that they had to put all the pressure on.
“Ronaldo did not do that, he is not like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes others will conquer the ball.”