Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under ‘immense pressure’ from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gary Neville, a former Manchester United legend, claims Cristiano Ronaldo is placing ‘immense pressure’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo for placing ‘immense pressure’ on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The United manager has been chastised for starting Ronaldo on the bench in the 1-1 draw with Everton.
The Portuguese striker has scored five goals in just six appearances since his return to Old Trafford.
However, Solskjaer chose Anthony Martial to start after selecting Ronaldo for the midweek Champions League triumph against Villarreal, in which Ronaldo saved him with a last-gasp winner.
By putting United ahead, Martial vindicated Solskjaer’s pick. Everton snatched a point thanks to a goal from Andros Townsend.
Ronaldo was noticeably irritated after the game, despite the fact that he just played a cameo role in the second half.
At the final whistle, the 36-year-old was seen storming down the tunnel and has been slammed by Neville.
“I was watching the game and saw him walk away. I don’t think I enjoy it “According to Neville’s podcast.
“Is Cristiano disappointed when he is unable to play? Yes. Is he irritated if he doesn’t score? Yes. Is Cristiano enraged when his team fails to win? Yes, of course. We already know these truths; he doesn’t have to prove them to us.
“He walked off the pitch muttering to himself, which raises some interesting issues. “Can you tell me what he’s saying?” “Who is it that he is irritated with?” And the only person who can help is the manager.
“So I believe that moves like that – which Ronaldo is well aware of – will put great pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“It is what it is, but I believe it must be managed in the next months. Cristiano will not always score and will not be able to play every game, but I believe that if he walks off like that, it will put a lot of pressure on Ole.
“There was no doubt that the manager was the topic of conversation after the game.”
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With United having won just one of their past four games, the pressure is mounting on Solskjaer.
To make matters worse, every single one of those results came at Old Trafford.
It leaves United’s manager scrambling for a response from Neville. “Brinkwire News Summary.”