Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has named three Red Devils players that have suffered since Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival last summer.
Ronaldo returned to Man United in August 2021 from Juventus, expecting that he will lead United to the Premier League title in the recently concluded season.
However, it was a terrible season for Man United, as they finished sixth in the table.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals for United, but the performance levels of the rest of the team dropped significantly.
The squad, which finished second in the 2020-21 season, dropped four places despite signing the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Ronaldo.
And mentioning three players who have been negatively impacted by Ronaldo’s arrival, Neville said on Overlap: “I think at the start of the season, he created a problem straight away with (Edinson) Cavani. [He was] being pleaded to stay and lead the attack for the year, but when they signed Ronaldo, Cavani was shot then and finished.”
He added, “It upset the dynamic in the dressing room for Bruno (Fernandes). I think Bruno looks up to him like a godfather in Portugal so it made him feel a bit inferior to what he was before.”
“It made Maguire a little bit inferior as captain just naturally – nothing from Ronaldo’s doing this. Just his presence itself on the pitch means everyone’s looking to Cristiano with Harry trying to establish himself as Manchester United captain.”