The 'Ronshell
Financial Express Mumbai|January 16, 2022
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo's open and honest interview to Sky Sports about Manchester United's current struggles sets the record straight and clears misconceptions
Shamik Chakrabarty

CRISTIANO RONALDO'S INTERVIEW to Sky Sports was as timely as it was an eyeopener. To start with, it set the record straight and cleared the misconception that a lot of outsiders, including this correspondent, had become prisoners of. Some agenda-driven negative vibes emanating from the Carrington and Old Trafford dressing rooms contributed to that. Now we know who the real problems at Manchester United are. Now we have an idea about the sources contributing to the dressing-room leaks. An apology is due to the all-time great.

Ronaldo's interview has exposed the flaky prima donnas-"a bunch of whinge-bags”, according to former club captain Gary Neville—and the kids who don't like to be taken out of their comfort zone. The 36-year-old superstar hasn't taken any names, but the fact of the matter is that if the Greenwoods, the Rashfords, and the Sanchos, for example, consider Ronaldo a problem, then those players are the problems rather than someone who has 801 career goals yet to his name in top-flight football. This season itself, he has already scored 21 goals in 14 games. Ronaldo has almost singlehandedly kept United in the Champions League. Without his goals, the club yet again would have been relegated to the Europa League.

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