The return of Cristiano Ronaldo has undoubtedly elevated the feeling around Old Trafford. The five time Ballon D'Or winner returned with much fun fare and has taken the Premier League by storm. Manchester United fans certainly want Ronaldo to succeed in his second coming, to the extent that they have even criticized a few of their players for Ronaldo's sake.
Indeed, as arguably the greatest player in the history of football, Ronaldo is still looking to achieve me. Being a well followed person, h is likely to win any duel in which fans'opinion matters. As a result, two of Manchester United's finest players have felt that in less than two months since his arrival.
Since the Portuguese returned to Old Trafford, he has demanded an upgrade in the playing levels of his teammates. While many have stepped up, some haven't. What's more is that fans are not taking it likely with players they felt are not showing him respect.
In this article, I will tell you to current Manchester United players criticized by Manchester United fans because of Cristiano Ronaldo.
1. Bruno Fernandes.
Bruno Fernandes is the best Manchester United player at the moment. Since his move to Manchester United in January 2020, Fernandes have been at the heart of everything positive about Manchester United. His goals and assists have Ben pivotal in their development and qualification for the Champions League.
He was so efficient when it comes to taking penalties that you can't bet on him losing any. However, questions were as to who would take charge of penalty duties following Ronaldo's arrival.
This issue with penalty duties have made some Manchester United fans to criticize the player after he opted to take a spot kick awarded to Manchester United against Aston Villa. Although Ronaldo was on the pitch, Fernandes took the spot kick. Unfortunately for him, he missed by a long margin.
As a result, fans turned against the former Sporting Lisbon player. They criticized and accused him of disregard for Ronaldo. They actually forgot that Bruno had only missed one of the over 20 spot kicks he took for Manchester United before Ronaldo arrived.
2. Mason Greenwood.
After Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, the next highest goalscorer for Manchester United from last season is 20 years old player Mason Greenwood. In the last two seasons, he has been the best young player in the team. He was a fan favourite.
However, in less than two months after Ronaldo arrived, fans have criticized the Golden Boy Award nominee because of Cristiano Ronaldo. They have accused him of being selfish and refusing to pass the ball to Ronaldo.
A closer look at how Greenwood plays shows that he is a lethal finisher. Even Solskjaer knows that. The player can shoot with any of his feet with great precision. As he is often asked to play on the right wing where he gets little support from Wan-Bissaka going forward, he tends to create shooting chances for himself before shooting.
This was precisely what he did in the same Aston Villa game. Although in my opinion, a simple pass to do Ronaldo on one occasions and another simple pass to Bruno Fernandes in that game would have resulted into either of them scoring.
Instead of passing, Mason Greenwood decided to ignore both of them and aimed at goal. Both attempts were weak as the keeper made easy saves. On both occasions, Ronaldo and Fernandes were furious with his decision-making.
Overall, it was the Ronaldo incident that fans used is criticizing the boy. They urged him to learn how to pass the ball and stop being a selfish player.
To me, the difference between then and now is the fact that Ronaldo has been thrown into the equation, as the Greenwood's style of play hasn't changed.
Fans need to appreciate the players who have been doing it for them before the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese is nearing his end, but Greenwood and Fernandes can still play at the top level for at least 7 years more. If the fans continue to criticize future players because of Ronaldo, they may be affecting the club's future.
What is your take on this issue? Do you agree that these two players have shown lack of respect to Ronaldo or the fans are busy being sentimental towards them? Your. Ides are welcomed.
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