Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo‘s attitude in Manchester United‘s 1-1 draw away at Newcastle on Monday.
Agbonlahor claimed that there is a lack of harmony in the Red Devils’ dressing room and explained why he believes that the Portuguese star’s gestures during games are intimidating younger teammates such as Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.
“It looks to me like Ronaldo just cares about his goals,” Agbonlahor said in an interview for Football Insider.
“[Against Newcastle] he was throwing his hands up in the air because he wasn’t getting chances. Then after the game, he runs off the pitch sulking and I imagine he’s sulking in the changing room.
“His attitude was off. If I’m Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho I’m scared to have a shot. Every time they have a shot, he’s got his arms up to say, ‘Why haven’t you passed to me?’
“The harmony is not right in that changing room. The form of Rashford and Greenwood has dropped since Ronaldo has been there.
“They can’t express themselves, it’s like they think, ‘I have to pass to Ronaldo, I have to create a chance for Ronaldo.’
“If I was Rashford, Greenwood or Sancho I’d be saying to myself, ‘Oh, why did we have to bring him here?’
“He’s an amazing player who has had an amazing career but he’s not the same player he was. United played their best football of the season against Chelsea with Ronaldo on the bench.
“Rashford, Greenwood and Sancho can play as a front three rotating positions and running in behind. If the manager had anything about him, he’d drop Ronaldo for the next game.”