Marcus Rashford has rubbished a report from Christian Falk, which claimed that some Manchester United players were unhappy with Cristiano Ronaldo.
With Manchester United struggling for form on the field, there have been all kinds of finger-pointing from pundits and the media. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the line of fire more often than note, with former Red Devils midfielder Paul Ince criticising him recently while also lashing out at the club for re-signing him.
In light of the recent issues, there have been reports of some unrest in the dressing room. BILD’s Christian Falk came up with an update on Twitter earlier this week in which he claimed that the English contingent within the team, such as Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and others, were unhappy with Ronaldo and how he was trying to take over things in the dressing room.
The German journalist claimed that the Portuguese maverick had been trying to lead the dressing room with his own ‘clique’, which did not go down well with some of the squad members.
However, Marcus Rashford has quickly dismissed those rumours, lashing out at Christian Falk for ‘making things up’. Responding to the tweet from the journalist, the England international replied, “Are we just making it up as we go along now then? Please stop looking for divides.”
Are we just making it up as we go along now then? Please stop looking for divides. https://t.co/gVwQuYMwx4
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) February 16, 2022
Manchester United re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo last summer from Juventus. The 37-year-old returned to Old Trafford over a decade after he left the club for Real Madrid. He made a good start to life back in England. Currently, the talismanic forward is the Red Devils’ leading goalscorer, having plundered 15 goals across all competitions.
However, he had been going through a rough patch since the start of 2022 until last Tuesday’s game against Brighton & Hove Albion. His run of six games without a goal brought on much criticism, while his attitude and demeanour were also questioned. Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer, had come to the defence of the veteran superstar amidst all the questions being asked of his usefulness.
Manchester United are currently fourth in the Premier League table, two points clear of West Ham United in fifth. However, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham still having games in hand, there is no room for error for Ralf Rangnick’s side. They will also be facing Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.