It appears that Cristiano Ronaldo was less than impressed by Ralf Rangnick after the German became interim manager.
According to ESPN, Ronaldo threatened to leave Manchester United if Rangnick was offered the job on a full-time basis, but that was never the plan in the first place.
United hired Rangnick on an interim basis with plans to give him a role as a consultant. Unfortunately, the team never bought into his tactics and results worsened over time.
Mark Ogden claims that the 37-year-old ‘made it clear by January’ that he would quit if United changed their mind and gave the job to Rangnick.
Ronaldo is believed to be looking forward to working under Erik ten Hag and he is expected to stay for another year.
Twenty-four goals in the most demanding league in European football. That’s an impressive record for a 37-year-old, who has been labeled a ‘problem’ by critics this season, in a side that has been full of problems for years.
Of course, we finished second last season and some people will suggest Ronaldo’s homecoming backfired, but without his goals this season we would’ve been in real trouble. Edinson Cavani wasn’t committed to the cause and couldn’t be relied upon. Losing Mason Greenwood midway through the season threw another spanner in the works for Rangnick, ultimately limiting his options in attack.
It doesn’t sound good on Ronaldo’s part that he reportedly issued the club an ultimatum, on a decision he has not part to play in, other than perform to a high standard on the pitch.
Ideally, Ronaldo won’t retaliate when Erik ten Hag decides to drop him for certain games next season. The coaches need to manage his game time and we need to sign a new goalscorer in the summer.