The Manchester United forward interrupted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s halftime team talk against Atalanta with the Red Devils 2-0 down at the break as players argued among themselves
Manchester United stars have reportedly asked Cristiano Ronaldo to take up a new role in the Old Trafford dressing room following his half-time intervention against Atalanta.
The forward interrupted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s halftime team talk with United 2-0 down at the break as players argued among themselves.
The Norwegian was trying to defuse the situation before Ronaldo stepped in and gave United players the hairdryer treatment, according to The Sun.
It’s claimed the forward asked his United teammates ‘Are you not ashamed?’ as he criticised their first half performance.
Whatever Ronaldo said, it seemed to do the trick as United completed a memorable comeback with the striker scoring a stoppage-time winner to alleviate some pressure on Solskjaer.
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And in the wake of Ronaldo’s actions, Man Utd players have reportedly asked their teammate to take up a ‘bigger role’ in the dressing room to bridge the gap between the players and the coaching staff.
Bruno Fernandes also chimed in during the break against Atalanta as he demanded the Old Trafford boss change his tactics.
Fernandes lined up as the no.10 in a 4-2-3-1 formation but asked if he could drop into a deeper role to get on the ball more.
The former Sporting Lisbon man assisted Marcus Rashford to get United back in the game.
But Solskjaer’s tactics are still under scrutiny from some of the players as it’s an issue that continues to crop up this season.
A source told The Sun : “The message is not clear.
“There is confusion in the team, players don’t understand what the tactics are.
“There’s no team, it’s just individuals and there are big problems in the defence.”
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