'Fuming' Ronaldo has sparked Man United 'war' after Sky interview - pundit
Frank McAvennie claims Cristiano Ronaldo is “fuming” with his Man United teammates.
The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists the attacker wants everyone to know his feelings on the current state of the club.
In an interview with Sky Sports last Thursday (13 January), Ronaldo said he “knows the way” the Red Devils can change their fortunes but refused to reveal it as “it’s not ethical” to do so.
He also admitted he had not joined Man United to challenge for “sixth or seventh” in the Premier League.
McAvennie claims the only reason Ronaldo did the interview was to vent his frustration at his teammates.
“The biggest thing for teams is togetherness,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“We had it at West Ham when I was scoring goals for fun, you felt invincible.
“I see the complete opposite at Man United. You have players coming out and apologising all the time.
“You have managers fighting everyone, this is war there. Now you have Ronaldo, who is one of the greatest players ever, coming out and questioning the players’ attitude.
“That’s what he was doing, there was nothing subtle about it. It was clear as day.
“There are some players there who think they have already made it because they are playing week in week out.
“But they just aren’t doing it. Why do you think Ronaldo did that interview? He’s fuming.
“Now everyone knows it, he’s so good and he’s not getting what he wants.”
Ronaldo returned to the starting XI as Man United beat Brentford 3-1 on Wednesday (19 January).
The win took them to seventh in the league.