Since his first spell at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has been perplexed by an ‘alarming drop in standards.’


Since his first spell at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has been perplexed by an ‘alarming drop in standards.’

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has returned to Manchester United after a 12-year absence, is reportedly concerned about the club’s decline since his trophy-laden first spell.

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be concerned about the drop in standards since his return to Manchester United after a 12-year absence.

On Saturday, the Portuguese star cut a frustrated figure as his United team was comfortably beaten 2-0 by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

United have now lost six of their last twelve games, including a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool two weeks ago.

Following a string of poor results, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under intense scrutiny, with many calling for his dismissal.

Following reports that he is facing a ‘dressing room revolt’ led by the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo, the Norwegian is now under even more pressure.

According to The Daily Mail, after Saturday’s defeat, the latter is said to be shocked at how far standards have slipped since he last played for United in 2009.

Although Ronaldo was aware that times had changed since his trophy-laden first spell at Old Trafford, he is said to be surprised by the drastic shift in expectations and the club’s behavior.

Between 2003 and 2009, the all-time leading international goalscorer won nine trophies with Manchester United, including three Premier League titles in a row and one Champions League title in a team that dominated English football under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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His team has suffered shock Premier League losses to Aston Villa and Leicester, while being comfortably dismantled by supposed title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

After being booked for a late challenge on City’s Kevin de Bruyne just weeks after avoiding a red card for kicking out at Liverpool’s Curtis Jones, Ronaldo’s frustrations have boiled over in defeats to both of the latter.

Since his sensational return to United this summer, the 36-year-old has netted nine times in 12 appearances, with many of his goals coming late and salvaging results after consistently poor team performances.


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