Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly advised that Ralf Rangnick deploy two forwards up front in a recent team meeting.
The five-time Champions League champion has a wealth of experience at the highest level, having worked under some of the greatest managers of our time.
Despite Ronaldo’s suggestion in a recent squad meeting, according to The Athletic, it appears interim Red Devils manager Rangnick was not ready to heed Ronaldo’s counsel.
It’s fair to say that United haven’t played two up forward in recent games, and Rangnick didn’t have many choices to do so in yesterday’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City in the Manchester Derby. Ronaldo was absent.
However, Ronaldo and manager Louis van Gaal appear to be at odds, according to the report, which focuses primarily on the absence of the Real Madrid star and its effect on the MUFC team.
At Old Trafford, Ronaldo has had an up and down second stint since his return from Juve in the summer. He started the season strongly before faltering in the second half of the season.