Cristiano Ronaldo precipitated a stir at Manchester United this week by publicly expressing his frustration with the membership’s present place within the Premier League, however the Portuguese’s feedback have the total backing of interim coach Ralf Rangnick.
The No.7 had mentioned that no end decrease than third ought to be acceptable at Outdated Trafford, whereas persevering with to bemoan that younger gamers right now are much less open to constructive criticism from extra skilled squad members.
“The older and youthful gamers must play as a staff and be united on the pitch,” Rangnick mentioned, encouraging Ronaldo to persevering with giving recommendation to his teammates.
“We’ve so many prime, gifted gamers and it brings me again to what Cristiano mentioned. We’ve to work and develop as a staff collectively.
“If it’s a necessity to talk in a really direct method to the boys, it helps loads, even within the locker room.
“If Cristiano, or any of the opposite gamers, deal with that to the gamers instantly on the pitch, or within the dressing room, they’re greater than welcome to do this.
“We now have sufficient skilled and older gamers who cannot solely be position fashions themselves in coaching, on the pitch and in video games. However, they will additionally do this in all these conversations within the locker room, or when they’re collectively within the lodge forward of video games. This has to occur. In a staff, in a united staff, that occurs routinely.
“I can solely invite, problem and inform all of the gamers – additionally the older gamers – to do this frequently. That helps much more so in a staff that we have now presently.”