Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly unimpressed with Ralf Rangnick's tactics, planned to exit Old Trafford if the interim manager was offered a full-time position.

Man Utd appointed Rangnick on an interim basis following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. Unfortunately, Rangnick's management and coaching style left the players confused and unimpressed. The Red Devils suffered from a series of defeats, inconsistent performances and weak goal scoring.

In contrast to the emerging transfer rumors, Ronaldo is believed to be looking forward to working under Erik ten Hag's lead. The Portuguese player is expected to stay for another year at Old Trafford. The five-time Ballon D'or winner made a comeback to Man Utd last August, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.

Despite signing key players, Man Utd, a team that was led by three managers during the season; Solskjaer, Michael Carrick and Rangnick, witnessed their worst season in Premier League history, finishing sixth place with 58 points, 35 behind the league-winning team, Manchester City.

According to senior writer Mark Ogden, Ronaldo "made it clear in January" that he would not stay at United if Rangnick was given the job on a permanent basis. The 37-year-old striker was reportedly not the only player unsatisfied by the interim boss or his coaches. The team never bought into his strategies and results worsened over time. ESPN revealed that one United player admitted to his teammates that he "had to Google" the 63-year-old German as well as the unknown coaches Chris Armas and Euan Sharp.

Meanwhile, following Ten Hag's appointment, United announced their new assistant manager Steve McClaren alongside Mitchell van der Gaag on Monday. McClaren is a former England and Middlesbrough manager, he was the right-hand man to Sir Alex Ferguson between 1999 and 2001. He shared how crucial Ronaldo will be next season.

McClaren once spoke to talkSPORT and said, "Many people are say that he [Ronaldo] is the problem but he's the solution. If Manchester United want to go on and challenge for the league title, win trophies, Ronaldo is the man. They have got to find a way, somehow, to play as a team around him because he has certainly saved them over the last few games."

Ralf Rangnick and Cristiano Ronaldo
Manager Ralf Rangnick of Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on December 4, 2021 in Manchester, England. Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

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