Cristiano Ronaldo was furious with his below-par team-mates in the dramatic 3-2 win over Atalanta earlier this week, according to reports. The Italian outfit went into half-time with a two-goal cushion, which sparked quite the reaction inside the Manchester United dressing-room.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed to turn the game around with second-half goals from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, and Ronaldo ensuring back-to-back wins for the Reds in the Champions League.
The 15-minute interval was, however, tumultuous for the home side as players were feuding after an embarrassing first-half performance.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim that on top of Bruno Fernandes telling Solskjaer to make a tactical tweak, Ronaldo is said to be have been furious with his team-mates.
“Are you not ashamed?” Ronaldo is believed to have angrily shouted at the players, with United’s future in the tournament hanging in the balance.
Stretty News Verdict
The claims should be taken with a pinch of salt but they won’t be surprising to any Manchester United supporter. Ronaldo was visibly upset when Atalanta scored their second goal and he, if anyone, would know that the first-half performance simply wasn’t good enough.
Ronaldo’s ability on the pitch is undeniable but his impact off the pitch, in moments like this, could prove to be invaluable for Solskjaer as he prepares to enter his roughest run of fixtures so far.