Man United’s flaws were highlighted in the last Manchester derby at Old Trafford with Cristiano Ronaldo concerned about the club’s standards since his return.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been annoyed by his declining levels at Manchester United.
The Portuguese star returned to Old Trafford this summer after 12 years.
He left in 2009 for a then world record fee when he joined Real Madrid, but he has moved away from the team led by Sir Alex Ferguson who won three Premier League titles.
The team he returned to is now a shadow of this team and is looking for its first success in the First Division since 2013.
and the daily Mail He understands that Ronaldo has been shocked by the decline in standards since his departure.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in the midst of a string of poor results, having lost six of their last 12 teams while their terrible home form is a big problem.
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Ronaldo, on more than one occasion, had to provide a late individual brilliance to save matches with United.
But the way the club behaves now has left its mark on the owner of the number 7.
The summer of optimism quickly turned upside down despite the arrival of Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Sancho struggled for chances and was recently left out of the last England squad.
Donny van de Beek, who signed last summer for £40m, has found himself struggling to get minutes, and the Premier League has yet to start this season.
Understandably, United’s stars sympathize with the Dutchman, who Solskjaer has consistently ignored.
He received a standing ovation when he was bought into the Manchester derby at the weekend, a match United lost 2-0.
Van de Beek’s lack of playing time is largely due to Bruno Fernandes being ahead of him in the standings.
The Portuguese playmaker has been United’s mascot and a catalyst for his improvement under Solskjaer in 2020.
However, he now feels he is not getting enough direction from his manager, which is another blow to the Norwegian player given the criticism leveled at his tactics and systems.
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United recently moved to a 5-3-2 method to make them more solid defensively, but they scored twice in successive matches last week.
It also means that a lot of their attacking talent will have to sit farther away.
With the international break looming, the pressure has once again increased on Solskjaer with United moving away from their pace domestically.
When the matches return, the Norwegian will face back-to-back matches at Watford, Villarreal and Chelsea.