Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested that the reason behind the youngsters’ struggles is down to their inability to handle criticism and their refusal to ask for advice.
Man United have struggled to score goals since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, as a result, the youngsters have endured widespread criticism.
Ronaldo, who has netted 14 times since returning back to the club this season, has been accused of being the source of United’s youngsters’ struggles due to his attitude.
Several pundits claimed that Ronaldo’s reaction when things don’t go his way also plays a role in demoralizing the youngsters at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested the reason behind the struggle the young players are suffering at the club is down to their lack of inability to handle criticism and refusal to ask the older players for instructions.
“I remember when I was 18, 19, 20, some old players speak with me and I put that as, ‘Cristiano, you know you have to improve,” Ronaldo told Premier League Production.
“They know more than you, they are more experienced than you’.
“The other people [youngsters], they don’t accept that if you criticise them.
“I don’t say this in relation to our players but in general. I have kids, I know.
“We are here to help when they [youngsters] need my help, my support, my advice, I will be the number one to help but if you don’t want my help, do your job, look for yourself and do your best to help the team.”
Ronaldo’s theory above may have shown why these players have struggled to adapt playing alongside him at United.