Cristiano Ronaldo told he is NOT problem at Man Utd who have no fear factor or identity under Ralf Rangnick
QUESTIONS have been raised over Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence on Manchester United’s current crop of strugglers.
But there’s one fellow striker who reckons the Portuguese talisman is NOT the problem at Old Trafford.
Queens Park Rangers targetman Charlie Austin has claimed United lack a fear factor when they take to the pitch – with or without Ronaldo in the squad.
Austin was speaking to TalkSPORT after CR7 sat out the Red Devils’ drab FA Cup victory over Aston Villa on Monday night.
He said: “Over the last weeks and months, all we keep hearing is ‘Ronaldo’s the issue’.
“People are going ‘Ronaldo’s not performing, look what he’s doing to the other players – the wide men are just looking for him all the time’.
“He doesn’t play (on Monday) and their performance is exactly the same.
“Let’s be honest, they’ve performed like that for the last 6, 7, 8 games – even longer.
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“I know he’s the talisman when it goes great, but when it’s not it all falls onto him.
“Looking at them, they have no identity. I know it’s a big statement but Man United, they don’t have the fear factor – they don’t have anything.”
SunSport exclusively revealed how Ronaldo has held crisis talks with his agent Jorge Mendes amid growing unease about his United future.
The 36-year-old returned to the North West last summer after 12 years away – but is reportedly already being offered a route out by the likes of Paris Saint-Germain.
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