Gabriel Agbonlahor claims that Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho are INTIMATED by Cristiano Ronaldo as he urges Ralf Rangnick to DROP the superstar after the Newcastle draw
- Gabriel Agbonlahor says three United stars have been intimidated by Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Red Devils delivered a weak performance and a 1-1 draw with Newcastle
- Ronaldo’s jokes have been highlighted among accusations of being a ‘whingebag’
- And Agbonlahor claims Ronaldo is intimidating his United team-mates
- The former Aston Villa star asked Ralf Rangnick to drop the Portuguese superstar
Gabriel Agbonlahor has hinted that three Manchester United stars are ‘scared’ of Cristiano Ronaldo after the expert hit the Portuguese’s’ souring ‘during the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw against Newcastle.
United delivered a weak performance at St James’ Park on Monday night, with Ronaldo, 36, unable to find a winner as Ralf Rangnick’s side settled for a point on Tyneside.
Former United legend Gary Neville claimed that the Red Devils’ locker room contained ‘whingebags’ and questioned the body language of the likes of Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that three Man United stars are ‘scared’ of Cristiano Ronaldo
And now former Aston Villa star Agbonlahor has suggested that Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho are intimidated by the Portuguese superstar.
Ronaldo has scored a fantastic 13 goals in 18 games for United, but his determined approach to goal scoring, suggests Agbonlahor, has a negative effect on United’s young guns.
“It looks like Ronaldo is just worrying about his goals,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider. ‘That performance from Ronaldo was someone who sulked the whole match.
– He threw his hands in the air because he did not get chances. So after the match he runs mad off the pitch and I imagine he sulks in the locker room.
The Portuguese was criticized for “surfing” during and after United’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle
Ronaldo, 36, has scored 13 goals in 18 games since returning to Old Trafford last summer
‘His position was turned off. If I’m Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho, I’m scared to get a shot. Every time they get a shot, he has raised his arms to say, “Why have you not passed on to me?”
‘The harmony is not really in that dressing room. The form of Rashford and Greenwood has declined since Ronaldo has been there.
“They can not express themselves, it’s like they’re thinking, ‘I have to pass on to Ronaldo, I have to create a chance for Ronaldo.’
‘Before Ronaldo came, Greenwood put players on and shot on and he doesn’t do it anymore and gets pulled over at the break.
“If I were Rashford, Greenwood or Sancho, I would say to myself, ‘Oh, why should we bring him here?’
However, Agbonlahor claims that Mason Greenwood (above), Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are intimidated by Ronaldo’s goal-scoring ambitions
The former Aston Villa star urged United interim manager Ralf Rangnick to drop him for Burnley
Agbonlahor suggested that the best solution would be for Rangnick to drop Ronaldo, insisting that if the German ‘had anything about him’, he would play the young rather than the Portuguese veteran.
– He’s a great player who’s had a great career, but he’s not the same player he was. United played the best football of the season against Chelsea with Ronaldo on the bench.
‘Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho can play as three front rotating positions and run in behind. If the manager had anything about him, he would drop Ronaldo for the next match. ‘
United will hope to return against Burnley on Thursday night with Rangnick’s team now seven points behind fourth place, a position currently occupied by Arsenal.