Gabriel Agbonlahor has hinted that three Manchester United stars are “afraid” of Cristiano Ronaldo after the specialist criticized the Portuguese for “sulking” in the Red Devils’ 1–1 draw at Newcastle.
United provided a poor performance at St James’ Park on Monday night, with 36-year-old Ronaldo unable to find a winner as Ralf Rangnick’s side were content with one point at Tyneside.
Former United legend Gary Neville has claimed the Red Devils locker room contained ‘handbags’ and questioned the body language of Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
Gabriel Agbonlahor claimed three Man United stars were ‘afraid’ of Cristiano Ronaldo
And now former Aston Villa star Agbonlahor has suggested that Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho are intimidated by the Portuguese superstar.
Ronaldo has scored 13 stunning goals in 18 games for United, but his determined approach to the goal, Agbonlahor suggests, is having a negative effect on United’s young players.
“It seems to me that Ronaldo only cares about his goals,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider. “This performance by Ronaldo was someone who sulked the whole game.
“He was throwing his hands up because he didn’t stand a chance. Then after the match, he leaves the field sulking and I imagine he sulks in the locker room.
The Portuguese have been criticized for ‘snubbing’ during and after United’s 1–1 draw at Newcastle
Ronaldo, 36, has scored 13 goals in 18 games since returning to Old Trafford last summer
“His attitude was bad. If I’m Rashford, Greenwood, and Sancho I’m afraid I’m going to have a chance. Every time they have a hit, he has his arms raised to say, “Why didn’t you pass me on?” ”
“Harmony is not right in this locker room. Rashford and Greenwood’s form has gone down since Ronaldo has been here.
“They can’t speak, it’s like they’re thinking, ‘I have to move on to Ronaldo, I have to create a chance for Ronaldo.’
“Before Ronaldo came in, Greenwood was taking players and shooting at them and he doesn’t do it anymore and gets dragged out at halftime.
“If I was Rashford or Greenwood or Sancho I would have been like, ‘Oh, why did we have to bring him here? ”
However, Agbonlahor claims that Mason Greenwood (above), Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are intimidated by Ronaldo’s goal ambitions.
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