As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ex-Holland coach Blind: Ronaldo has taken Man Utd backwards

Former Holland coach Danny Blind believes Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival has been bad for Manchester United.

Blind believes that despite his goals, Ronaldo's return has had a detrimental impact on Solskjaer's side.

In particular, Blind has been left unimpressed by Ronaldo's role defensively, with statistics showing he has pressed the least of any forward who has played more than 270 minutes this term.

“Ronaldo doesn't really need to play an active role," Blind told Sportnieuws.

“Like: 'take your time'. You also see the other players looking at you like, 'how are we going to solve it then?'

“Normally, the striker runs from one central defender to the other. This caused a lot of miscommunication.

“Now, they are not playing in their familiar pattern. When the ball was deflected, you saw Paul Pogba coaching that they had to put all the pressure on.

“Ronaldo did not do that; he is not like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes others will conquer the ball."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free