“They need to have a discussion on who is going to give up a little bit on what they usually like to do and ego’s going to have to be put on the side at one point for the good of this club.
“It shouldn’t be a Ronaldo thing or a Rangnick thing, they need to find a way to pull this club forward.”
Rangnick would have been taking notes from this performance and from the first half alone, there were more concerning aspects to Ronaldo’s play than encouraging.
Unlike in the final games of Solskjaer’s reign, Ronaldo was the centrepiece to their attacking moves. On the contrary, he was a mere bystander.
The Portuguese was much quieter than usual as United built up their play from the back and cut a frustrated figure as he was ignored by Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes in the final third.