Cristiano Ronaldo described his return to Manchester United as a disaster’ in sensational new claims from a book amid increasing speculation over his future at Old Trafford, Daily Mail reports.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer after originally leaving the Red Devils back in 2009 for an £80million move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
His return, however, has not been plain sailing and a new book being released next month has stated the forward’s frustration with his return.
The book, Messi vs Ronaldo: One Rivalry, Two GOATs, and the Era That Remade the World’s Game, which goes into detail on his illustrious career has revealed all, Daily Mail quoted The Sun.
It reveals that Ronaldo was unhappy with interim head coach Ralf Rangnick, confessing ‘this is a disaster’ to an executive at a FIFA event.
That is just one of the things that have made life hard for Ronaldo since returning, as he was angry at the lack of investment into the Carrington training ground, while very annoyed that the club has not evolved since his departure over a decade ago.
Above all else, he also appeared very shocked at the player’s level of commitment to remain in top-level condition.
Despite all of that, Ronaldo was United’s top goalscorer at the club last season, notching 24 goals in all competitions across 39 matches, despite still appearing a frustrated figure.
Things have more sour this season for Ronaldo as he seems to clash with new boss Erik ten Hag, meaning the forward has been restricted to limited playing time, featuring 13 times in all competitions, predominantly from the bench.
He was even banished from the first-team squad after refusing to come off the bench in United’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham earlier this month – forcing him to train with the under-21s and miss the Chelsea clash.
The former Juventus star was recalled for their 3-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff on Thursday evening, where he found the back of the net.