- Mar 6, 2022
It's not about being biased for or against Ronaldo it's about looking at things objectively and asking ourselves if a 37 year old who is on the tail on of his career(and that's me being nice) who comes with these antics is worth the baggage on 500k per week. A guy who still thinks the team and tactics should revolve around him and throws tantrums throwing his jacket on the floor if he gets subbed, abeit when he has not even played well.Look, Metal, I'm not trying to dismiss Ronaldo's level (specially lately) or that part of your posts, but you are being extremely biased. Like, the not good kind of biased.
I am biased too, to the opposite side of yours. I love the dude and his personality. We see what we want to see. Have you looked at, or remember every time a fellow colleague has said good things of him? You can find just as much, if not more, on media, about teammates and coaches speaking very highly of him. Look at Tony Kroos just last week speaking of him.
The part about undermining Santos at an Euro game (no wonder you don't know what about I'm about to say since you remember it so well you thought it was at a World Cup game), it was actually *Santos* that asked Ronaldo to start screaming orders to the pitch. This part came out of his own mouth too. So, he wasn't undermining anyone. He was helping the coach out by his request. You will grab anything that fits your vision, regardless of being factually right or not.
Look closely to him during one game, one full game, don't take your eyes off of him. I can absolutely promise you, he acknowledges or incentivizes or thumbs up a teammate much more than he ever criticizes or waves arms in frustration. I'm fully confident on what I'm saying having watched all his games. It's much easier to see arms waving around than a thumbs up. I see them because yes, I always have an eye on him. I know most people don't and that's okay.
He has incredible things and has globally been spoken very well by his colleagues and coaches. Everyone here thinks he's super hard to work with when in reality the only thing you'll find out online, and please, I only take words from people themselves, not words from third parties, you'll find any coach saying he's extremely easy to work with. Doesn't mean there aren't disagreements from time to time.
And just to show one can be extremely biased, and if you look at my post history you'll see I am, but still be a super fair guy, no, he is not perfect. He is cold hearted, and would win many people over if he celebrated more vividly his teammates goals. He barely ever celebrates his own goals very emotionally too. But yes, he could do better in that regard. He does tend to get overly frustrated too and with his overall leadership that he has, in my view, he should know better than to be so expressive with his teammates on field. He is also prone to getting sent off which is something that always irked me, because again, he should know better than to get frustrated on field to that point even if only occurs sparingly. He's gotten lucky twice with us this season.
He has bad things and good things. Honest to god? I'm inclined to believe from everything I've personally *heard* or *read* from *the people* themselves, not third parties, the good outweights the bad.
We now have this issue of him flying out to portugal to get his hip replacement when that's not the policy Ralf has set. Here's Ralf's ideal procedure when it comes to injuries
“My former clubs were always trying to make sure the rehab should take place in the club itself. As far as I can tell the medical department is really good, very good, with many different approaches towards rehab.
“I would not want players to do their rehab abroad or anywhere else but the decision on Paul was taken before I came.''
“In the future, I have already spoken to the medical department – to Steve [McNally] our doctor, to Robin Sadler [head of physiotherapy and rehabilitation] – that in the future I want players with injuries, and hopefully we don’t get long-term injuries, but if we have them in the future I want them to stay here.”
So we can assume, Ronaldo has once again placed himself above the club to do as he wishes and go over club protocol. How is that setting leadership example to the rest of the squad that look up to him? Putting himself above the club and behaving like he should be the exception to the rules.
My argument is that this big drama show that he brings to clubs isn't worth it now. This is Manchester United, not the Ronaldo Soap Opera Show. We have a portion of the fanbase even going so far as to blaming Ralf and his tactics for Ronaldo not scoring even though we have produced more goal scoring opportunities since he arrived than the previous regime as if it's the club's job to serve Ronaldo and ronaldo hasn't got his end of the bargain to meet through performing on the pitch and working for the team
There's now reports of him talking with his agent about how he can escape from the club just like he did with Juve
''Ronaldo is said to have been discussing his future with Mendes, who has tried to "calm the player" down after a row with interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Rumours suggest Rangnick told the veteran, who turned 37 last month, he would be deployed as a "super-sub" at the Etihad for tactical reasons.
That reportedly encouraged Ronaldo to complain about his ongoing hip injury, which caused him to miss two games - both against Aston Villa - in January.
It's thought there is an "uneasy tension" around United's Carrington training ground due to Ronaldo's mood. Ronaldo is believed to have "allies" in the camp.
Rangnick is reportedly attempting to unite United's allegedly divided squad. Countless leaks have come from the Old Trafford dressing room this season.
The most recent rumour follows Sunday's story, which claimed Ronaldo's absense in the City game caused a stir in the United dressing room.''
I understand this is paper talk, but these leaks are not unusual and where there is smoke there is fire and it's not out of the realms of possibility that Ronaldo is causing division within the dressing room and rifts with Ralf, considering if we look back at his past behavior. Thankfully RR is talking about how to phasing him out as I think even Ralf knows he's not got much left to offer besides juvenile SUII celebrations after a tap in once a month. Take away the name Ronaldo and if this was any other 37 year old performing and behaving like this there'd be a lot more criticism.