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Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy with drop in standards at Manchester United

Manchester United are struggling so far this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with star forward Cristiano Ronaldo having reportedly noticed various negative changes at the team compared to his first spell at Old Trafford.

The Portugal international joined United back in 2003 from Sporting CP and won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two Carabao Cups, an FA Community Shield, one Champions League trophy and the Club World Cup before moving to Real Madrid in 2009.

Drop in standards under Solskjaer
Ronaldo stood out under Sir Alex Ferguson, who was the last coach to lead Manchester United to Premier League glory, and according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook the Portuguese star has seen a drop in standards in the team’s training ground since his return.

“I heard some really alarming things about Manchester United last night,” Crook said.

“About Ronaldo, and he is shocked from what I’m told that the way that standards have dropped at the club in terms of what happens on the training ground from when he was there under Sir Alex Ferguson, to returning under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“There’s a lack of attitude in training, maybe one or two players think it’s okay to turn up late as well.

“I think once Ronaldo starts voicing that opinion to the powers that be, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on a very sticky wicket.”

Manchester United’s crucial next few games
Many expected the Red Devils to part ways with Solskjaer following their 5-0 thrashing to Liverpool on home soil, but the Norwegian coach has stayed put in the dugout.

Since that game, United grabbed a 3-0 win away at Tottenham Hotspur and a 2-2 draw with Atalanta thanks to a late Cristiano Ronaldo equaliser, before being completely outplayed in a 2-0 loss at home to Manchester City.

Their next three games are expected to decide Solskjaer’s future, as Manchester United play away at Watford, Villarreal and Chelsea.

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