“Totally Fractured”

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s relationship is ‘completely fractured’ as the forward believes the manager is out of his depth, according to a new report in Spain.

The German manager was brought in to turn the Red Devils’ season around following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But United are struggling to get the results they desire and tensions are said to be building in the dressing room.

Rangnick does not have the support of the squad’s ‘leading heavyweights’, notably the Portugal international, according to Spanish outlet AS.

The relationship between the player and manager is now said to be completely fractured.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner believes Rangnick does not have the ability to manage United and is out of his depth at Old Trafford. Rangnick is also said to have angered Ronaldo further last Friday, after he accused the forward of not performing in front of goal.

Ronaldo is the club’s top scorer this season but has failed to register a goal in the last five league games and Rangnick appears to be unhappy with the performance.

The 37-year-old has not hesitated to show his frustrations this season either, with his most recent outburst coming against Burnley last week.

Rangnick dropped Ronaldo to the bench in favour of Edinson Cavani midweek but the Portugal international was brought on as a second-half substitute at Turf Moor.

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