- Jamie Carragher has criticised the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to English Premier League club Manchester United
- The former Liverpool man stated that Ronaldo’s presence at the Old Trafford has now made United’s familiar problem worse
- According to the former England international who is now a pundit, the current Man Utd squad is a collection of individuals and not a cohesive unit
Former England international Jamie Carragher has stated that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United seems to have worsened Manchester United’s familiar problem.
The Liverpool legend claimed it proves that the Red Devils are a collection of individuals and not a cohesive unit, Mirror reports.
The Portuguese international returned to the Old Trafford outfit after 12 years and it generated lots of reactions across the globe.
Ronaldo has started exactly how he left as he has so far scored five goals in six matches in all competitions, including a brace on his return-debut over Newcastle United.
However, his form has not been able to turnaround United’s fortunes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have only managed to win two of their last six matches.
They seem to have a herculean task of qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase after losing to Young Boys. Man Utd have also crashed out of the Carabao Cup.
Solskjaer is currently under heavy criticism following a decision that backfiredas they were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton over the weekend.
According to Carragher, United will struggle to keep up with other big teams in the Premier League this season as he fingered the return of Ronaldo as one of the factors.
The Anfield favourite told The Telegraph:
"They remain a team of individuals rather than a team. Cristiano Ronaldo has added to that rather than fixed it.
"That’s why, despite a brilliant squad, they are not yet at the level of the other three. Dropping five points in their last two home games highlighted lingering inconsistency."
Alex Ferguson aims dig at Solskjaer
Meanwhile, Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has aimed a dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for relegating Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench against Everton.
Ronaldo came on as a substitute in the 57th minute when United were 1-0 ahead, but the Toffees equalised courtesy Andros Townsend as the match ended 1-1.
And Ferguson seemed to have criticised Solskjaer for limiting Ronaldo to the bench as the legendary former tactician shared a conversation with mixed martial arts superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Chelsea go top of Premier League table
Legit.ng earlier reported that new leaders emerge each week in the Premier League as matchday 7 saw Chelsea go top of the table.
How it all went down the English Premier division the Blues earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Southampton at Stamford Bridge which took them to 16 points after seven matches.
However, the result at Old Trafford saw Man United slip to fourth after they were forced to a 1-1 draw with Everton.
Source: Sports Brief News