CRISTIANO RONALDO has been asked to stop his actions because they are not helping anyone at Manchester United.
Portuguese superstar, 36 years old, throw a big upset as he was sent off in Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League win over Brentford.
But United boss Ralf Rangnick warned: “I don’t think this is going to be in anyone’s interest – not in his interest, not in the interests of his teammates.
“I don’t blame him for that but any manager wants it not to be too emotional and also in front of the TV cameras.”
Rangnick’s rebuke came after Ronaldo hit his teammates poorly, accusing young players of not listening to experienced stars like him.
Regarding Ronaldo’s change, the German added: “He also asked, ‘Why am I not one of the younger players?’
“The answer came when one of them scored the third goal.”
The United boss told the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to remember that football is a collective game and his decision to change at Brentford proved right, as Marcus Rashford came on to the pitch. scored.
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Ahead of Saturday’s clash with top four rivals West Ham, German Rangnick added: “The team is more important whoever it is – Cristiano, Edinson, Bruno or any other player.
“Bruno has also been substituted and has been unhappy with that for the past few weeks.
“It’s a team sport and for us it’s important that we get the most out of every game.
“And it’s each manager’s decision ‘What do we need right now to secure the game and win the game?’.
“I am not someone who says everything is perfect after that. But in this case, everything I had hoped for with the outcome of that decision has been confirmed.
“At some stage Cristiano will also be the manager, maybe for a few years or maybe for ten years if he plays for another five years and then he will have the same experience.
“I don’t see him challenging me. He just showed perhaps too emotional that he wasn’t happy to be replaced.
“But this is not the first time. I think if you could look at the moment when Sir Alex Ferguson replaced him or other coaches like Sarri in the past.
“His reaction was similar, which shows it has nothing to do with the manager – it’s about his own ambition and his own desire to stay on the pitch.”
Ronaldo is being treated on a neck injury to make sure he’s fit for today’s game.
Rangnick added: “He’s been treated and we’ll have to wait and see how he feels.”
SunSport this week revealed Ronaldo will want to leave Old Trafford if they fail to make the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Rangnick admits that is key not only for the players currently at the club but also any potential transfer targets over the summer.
It makes the trip of the 4th ranked team West Ham today even more important.
“Of course it would be helpful if we knew we were going to play in the Champions League next season,” Rangnick said. Not only for potential new players but also for the players we already have here.
“But there are only two ways to play the Champions League next season, or you finish in the top four and that is not going to happen this season because there is a lot of competition.
“The other way is to win the Champions League yourself. We all know neither is easy but more realistic and can be planned and developed to finish in the top four.
“This is exactly what I said to the players before the game against Brentford.”
One player that is unlikely to appear under any circumstances next season is Jesse Lingard.
Newcastle are trying to loan him out but Manchester United want a long-term deal.
“It’s a question of what the player wants, what options he has, if he has any chance of winning game time,” Rangnick said.
“He is a very good player, a technical player.
“I know his contract expires in the summer, the question is what does he want? I wouldn’t be happy if he stayed for the rest of the season.”
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