Manchester United report: Cristiano Ronaldo sensationally forces United NOT to hire manager Manchester United were apparently primed to hire their manager of choice: until star striker Cristiano Ronaldo told them not Manchester United took the advice of forward Cristiano Ronaldo and chose not to hire the manager they really wanted earlier this season. That’s according to the Metro, who claim that the Portuguese legend’s agent Jorge Mendes put pressure on the Red Devils to sack former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he believed that the Norwegian was holding back his client. Solksjaer was eventually sacked in November, however, when United were battered 4-1 away to Watford in one of their most embarrassing moments of a difficult campaign. But while United apparently opened discussions with the then-unemployed Antonio Conte, incredibly, the report says that Ronaldo vetoed the decision, not believing the Italian to be the kind of coach who would get the best from him. The Old Trafford outfit instead opted for gegenpress guru Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis, with the 63-year-old stepping into a consultancy role at the end of the season. The hire seems to have misfired, however, with United facing the prospect of finishing outside the top four while Conte – now at Tottenham – is poised to reach the promised land of Champions League football. Ronaldo signed a two-year deal at the start of the season, rejoining the club that he departed in 2009 for a world-record transfer to Real Madrid. The 37-year-old has had mixed reviews since his second coming, however, scoring goals but forcing the team to play a different tactical style to accommodate him. It seems likely that the five-time Ballon d’Or recipient will leave Manchester once more this summer, with United unable to offer their No.7 Champions League football. Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo April 14, 2022 by admin MAN UNITED 0 You may also like... Son Heung-min blames himself for Antonio Conte’s departure from Spurs Troy Deeney says Brentford striker Ivan Toney would be a success at Chelsea or Manchester United Report: Spurs defender out for around three weeks with bone fracture Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.