The Ralf Rangnick stance of Cristiano Ronaldo poses a significant problem for Manchester United’s transfer chiefs.

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The Ralf Rangnick stance of Cristiano Ronaldo poses a major problem for Manchester United’s transfer chiefs.

RALF RANGNICK is reportedly dealing with a slew of disgruntled Manchester United players.

Any optimism generated by Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at Manchester United has vanished as quickly as a well-executed ‘Gegenpress.’

The German may have only recently tasted defeat, but the United wheel is aggressively slipping from his grip.

If being in seventh place in the Premier League and having seventeen players on the verge of leaving wasn’t bad enough, reports claim Cristiano Ronaldo has said he would be “ready to quit” if he disagrees with the next United manager.

If these shocking revelations are true, Rangnick’s chances of having the word “interim” removed from his job title are about as slim as Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League title at the end of the season.

Rangnick would have to perform a series of miracles to win over the United players, let alone come close to Manchester City, given the apparent dressing-room unrest.

“He thought it would be better than this,” a source said to the Daily Star, claiming to be close to Ronaldo.

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“He’s a natural winner who wants to keep winning trophies, so whoever the next manager is will influence his next move.”

This is a damning statement for Rangnick and the rest of his reign if these sources are who they claim to be.

The German, on the other hand, is far from the first manager to fall victim to the so-called dressing room culture.

Patrice Evra’s extraordinary account of how he had to persuade Manchester United players to support David Moyes suggests the former Everton and current West Ham manager was the first to be affected by this culture.

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“‘Guys, we have to take some responsibility,'” Evra wrote in her autobiography, ‘I Love This Game.’

“‘How can you kiss his a when he was trying to sign someone in your position?’ one retorted.

He’s signed every f***ing left back in the world’.”

Despite the fact that Evra’s claims are enough to make even the most adamant sports fans uncomfortable, similar circumstances could very well be repeated under Rangnick.

Evra was an outstanding leader for United, who won every game they played.

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