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‘Absolute rubbish’ Former United star hits out at Ronaldo doubters

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Mikael Silvestre backs Ronaldo amid the recent wave of criticism toward the Portuguese star.

Cristiano Ronaldo made a sensational return to Manchester United last summer. Having spent 12 years at Real Madrid and Juventus, the 36-year-old moved to United on the transfer window’s deadline day.

Since his return, Ronaldo has scored 14 goals for Manchester United as their top scorer this season. However, that has not stopped a group of observers from criticizing him for his low-pressing style of play. Paul Merson went as far as to say Rangnick must omit him from his lineup altogether!

Former United player Mikael Silvestre believes the Portuguese should not be blamed for United’s current form.

He told Daily Mirror“This comment about him being a problem is absolute rubbish.

“Look at the ratio of goals scored to chances created since the start of the season. He wants to win trophies. He didn’t come to United to relax pre-retirement – it’s an even bigger challenge than he’s faced before.”

He added: “Everything he’s done has been positive.”

Ronaldo scored for United during their 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday. The Red Devils will face Wolves in their next league game on Monday.