'Cristiano Ronaldo only thinks about goals'


A former Netherlands manager has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo's performances after Manchester United drew with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Red Devils took the lead just before half-time through Anthony Martial and subsequently brought on two of their newest signings in Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, but it was Everton's Andros Townsend who found the net next to even the tie.

Scroll through the gallery above to see United in action against Everton on Saturday  

With the match ending in a stalemate, the Portuguese forward cut a frustrated figure as he marched straight down the tunnel after his team succumbed to the 1-1 draw with Rafael Benitez's Toffees, according to BT Sport.

Despite the five-time Ballon d'Or winner having scored five goals in six games since returning to Old Trafford, United have struggled of late, winning only three of their seven matches since the Portugal captain was re-signed.   

Danny Blind, a former Netherlands manager who is currently the national team's assistant coach and father of former Red Devils star Daley Blind, has now given his perspective on Ronaldo's impact on the team.  

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"Ronaldo doesn't really need to play an active role," the 60-year-old told Sportnieuws.

"Like: 'Take your time'. You also see the other players looking at you like, 'How are we going to solve it then?'

"Normally, the striker runs from one central defender to the other. This caused a lot of miscommunication. 

"Now, they are not playing in their familiar pattern. When the ball was deflected, you saw Paul Pogba coaching that they had to put all the pressure on. 

"Ronaldo did not do that; he is not like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes others will conquer the ball." 

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