A homecoming written in the stars started like a movie as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace on his second debut for the club. But just when things were starting to look good, the form of the team took a sharp dip resulting in the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Soon after that, various reports started to surface indicating Ronaldo played a crucial role in the sacking of his once teammate.
This blame game did not get much time to pile up as the club was quick to appoint Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager. A few good results in the very beginning set the tone for the team and gave the fans the hope of a brighter future. But just like the last time, it also turned out to become a honeymoon period.
The smile from Cristiano Ronaldo that would sweep your heart away
Ronaldo has just netted thrice under Rangnick and till now, his miss-firing form has caused a lot of concerns for the team with the German also openly admitting that in the press. The lack of understanding in their relationship came out in the open when Ronaldo was seen frustrated after being substituted in their away clash with Brentford.
It got worse with Ronaldo missing a penalty in the regular time during their FA Cup match against Middlesbrough FC and United losing the tie in the penalty shootout. The breaking point, if the reports are to be believed, came a few weeks down the line when Ronaldo was dropped by Rangnick over ‘some problems with his hip flexor’ in the Manchester derby that the Red Devils subsequently lost by four goals to one.
However, sending all rumours to bed, Cristiano Ronaldo smashed a thunderous hattrick to send Spurs swirling in a vortex of entropy. This was his best display under the chaperonage of Ralf Rangnick.
Many pundits and former United players started to question the Portuguese’s absence from the squad as numerous sources suggested a potential rift between the player and the manager. Even recently Rangnick has admitted in his press conference that he is unsure about Ronaldo’s happiness at the club. In the last few days, various reports have emerged stating that Cristiano wants to leave the club at the end of this season.
All these rumours and gossip were put to an end to a large extent when Ronaldo was seen smiling in the practice yesterday. During a reaction test in the training, the superstar was clearly witnessed enjoying his moment with his fellow teammates.
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Whether he is happy at the club he loves from the bottom of his heart or not is not for us to decide but the reports surrounding it is certainly creating chaos that is hampering his mental peace. Then again, he is Cristiano Ronaldo – an expert at rising up from the ashes time and again and it’s about time he proves it again.