United should SELL Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, says Agbonlahor

Manchester United should SELL Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer due to the ‘tension’ he’s created in the Old Trafford dressing room, insists Gabby Agbonlahor… as he urges Ralf Rangnick to play Greenwood, Sancho and Rashford as the front three

  • Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a United return in August as he signed from Juventus
  • The 36-year-old is United’s top goalscorer this season with 14 in all competitions
  • However, the Portuguese international has faced criticism from many pundits
  • Gabby Agbonlahor believes he should be sold in favour of club’s younger stars  

Manchester United need to sell Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer to allow other players to flourish, according to former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor.

The Portuguese international returned to Old Trafford in August and has been the club’s top scorer this season with 14 goals in all competitions.

However, it has not all been plain sailing and he has faced criticism for his failure to fit in with the team’s pressing style and for having a detrimental impact on squad morale. 

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals since his Old Trafford return but has been criticised too

Gabby Agbonlahor says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know he made a mistake in signing Ronaldo

Former Aston Villa star Agbonlahor has now waded in on the debate, suggesting that United made a ‘mistake’ in signing Ronaldo.

‘You’ve seen the difference in Fernandes since Ronaldo has come in,’ he told Football Insider. ‘Before Ronaldo came in, Fernandes was the main man. Now Ronaldo’s the main man.

‘There’s going to be tension there. If you look at the whole situation, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know he made a mistake by bringing Ronaldo in, simple as that.

‘Yes, Ronaldo has scored but he’s scored goals that Greenwood would have scored, Rashford would have scored in that position.



Agbonlahor has urged Man United to let Mason Greenwood (left), Jadon Sancho (middle) and Marcus Rashford (right) play together, rather than Ronaldo

‘For me, I would let Ronaldo go in the summer. Let Greenwood, Sancho and Rashford play together.’

The English trio have seen their playing time limited this season, while Ronaldo has started all-but-two Premier League fixtures since his arrival.

Greenwood scored in the first three league matches of the campaign but once since, Sancho has found the net only twice since his move from Borussia Dortmund and Rashford has just three goals to his name.




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