Cristiano Ronaldo told interview discloses ‘divide’ at Manchester United

Former Manchester City and England goalkeeper David James has questioned the recent interview by Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has faced plenty of criticism during United’s struggles, with his clear disgruntlement on the field pointed to as a problem as the club toil for points in the Premier League.

United currently sit seventh, six points off the top four, and Ronaldo this week made clear they anything less than a top-three finish is “unacceptable” for the club and himself, while also backing Ralf Rangnick.

James believes Ronaldo’s words to Sky Sports raised further questions about the squad behind the scenes.

”If Cristiano Ronaldo, who is ultra-positive, is talking that way publicly, then I would beggar to think what he must be talking like in the changing room,” the 51-year-old told Sky Sports earlier today.

”Again, if you we’re to put yourself in that changing room and think ‘wow this superstar is going to come in’, you would for, one, think he’s going to change things on his own or, two, give advice for the rest of the team to pick up on in learning how to be a winner.

”Given those two things it would suggest that neither are at happening at the moment given Manchester United as a team aren’t showing what they should show, which is a team in the top three and challenging for a title.

”It doesn’t look like they’re going to go on and win things.”

He additional: “It’s interesting that Ronaldo is sat there, doing his own interview essentially, he has the opportunity to educate or persuade the public that things arent as bad as it seems … there seems to be a divide.”

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