Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has given some of the main reasons why striker Cristiano Ronaldo is finding it difficult to adapt since the appointment of Erik ten Hag as the Red Devils’ new manager.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in 2021 and signed a two-year contract with the Premier League giants.
The Portugal captain finished the 2021-22 season as Manchester United’s leading goalscorer.
Despite his finesse, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has had a difficult time under Ten Hag, barely getting any game time under the Dutchman.
His contract with Man United was terminated by mutual consent last November following his explosive encounter with Piers Morgan.
However, Brown believes that Ronaldo had a difficult time under Ten Hag because the former Ajax coach wanted to build a team for the future where the star of victory would not be suitable for him.
According to him, Ten Hag kept changing the rules at Old Trafford, which was hard for Ronaldo.
“When you look at him, you half think about what’s going on, you know? I mean Ronaldo, I can. I can understand it a little bit. You know, he’s been world class for 15 years. He was top scorer last season, you know he was looking forward to playing more.” matches, but the manager was clearly looking to shake it up,” Brown told Hindustan Times.
“Going forward, Ronaldo wasn’t a big part of that because of his age and football moves all the time. But disappointed in the sense that you know it, it can’t work. They could have helped each other out in the games he played or whether that’s him.” The case if he plays a subsidiary role.
“Just disappointed, really and how it all ended and the interview. Ronaldo will always be remembered as a legend at Man United, but obviously in the last three months it’s been tough on both sides and you know Erik ten Hag is changing the way he works at Man United. It’s He changes the rules, brings back some stability and that was difficult. It’s a difficult period in Ronaldo’s career, you have to be now, you know, he’s tough.”
Manchester United: The main reasons why Ronaldo found it difficult under Ten Hag – Wes Brown