Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy reports challenged by expert

Claims Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy with Erik ten Hag have been disputed on Sunday.

The Times ran a report on Friday which alleged that Ronaldo was clashing with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag and is said to consider the Dutchman stubborn:

“They describe a Ronaldo often at loggerheads with the latest coach of his long, and until now, relentlessly successful career. They speak of a footballer who complains about the nature and quality of training sessions, and who thinks United would be better off playing a different way.

“Ronaldo is said to consider Ten Hag stubborn and unnecessarily wedded to an approach that worked impressively well at Ajax, yet has delivered catastrophic defeats to Brentford and City in his first 10 United matches.”

Ronaldo has not started a Premier League game for Manchester United since gameweek two when they were smashed 4-0 by Brentford.

He is earning minutes in the Europa League but was not at his best on Thursday.

Despite his limited playing time, though, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that he is not hearing that Ronaldo is unhappy with Erik ten Hag:

“One big story that caught my eye this weekend was full of speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo not being happy under Erik ten Hag, but I want to make it clear that’s not what I’m hearing at all,” he said.

“I’m always getting the same information about Cristiano – no problem during training sessions or similar, and I’m told the mood has always been good between players, they also know that the Ten Hag project needs time.”

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Josh Barker

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