Three Man United stars are 'scared' of Ronaldo after what I saw last night - Agbonlahor
Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho resent Man United signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed the trio were now “scared to have a shot” because of the presence of Ronaldo.
The 36-year-old started United’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United last night (27 December) alongside Greenwood and Rashford.
Ronaldo did not applaud the travelling fans after the game and instead opted to walk straight down the tunnel.
“It looks to me like Ronaldo just cares about his goals,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“That performance from Ronaldo was somebody sulking all game. He was throwing his hands up in the air because he wasn’t getting chances. Then after the game, he runs off the pitch sulking and I imagine he’s sulking in the changing room.
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“His attitude was off. If I’m Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho I’m scared to have a shot. Every time they have a shot he’s got his arms up to say ‘Why haven’t you passed to me?
“The harmony is not right in that changing room. The form of Rashford and Greenwood has dropped since Ronaldo has been there. They can’t express themselves it’s like they think ‘I have to pass to Ronaldo, I have to create a chance for Ronaldo’.
“Before Ronaldo came, Greenwood was taking players on and shots on and he’s not doing that anymore and getting dragged at half-time.
“If I was Rashford, Greenwood or Sancho I’d be saying to myself ‘Oh, why did we have to bring him here?’
“He’s an amazing player who has had an amazing career but he’s not the same player he was.
“Man United played their best football of the season against Chelsea with Ronaldo on the bench.
“Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho can play as a front three rotating positions and running in behind.
“If the manager had anything about him, he’d drop Ronaldo for the next game.”
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