“He is absolutely sick and tired of having to carry that group,” Piers Morgan says of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dissatisfaction with the ‘dedication’ of younger players

Piers Morgan, a broadcaster, feels Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is “weary” of carrying the Red Devils’ squad. He feels that the club’s younger players lack the passion and focus required to be successful at Old Trafford.

This summer, the Portuguese legend has been linked with a transfer away from Manchester United. According to The Times, he has urged the club to let him depart if a reasonable offer comes in.

He is apparently upset by the club’s lack of ambition, with only one addition so far this summer transfer season. He would also want to play in the Champions League rather than the Europa League with United.

Morgan commented on Drive on Ronaldo’s recent season at the club.

“I’ve had a lot of chats with him about this and I know that his frustration has been boiling and boiling and boiling throughout the year. Remember, he came to Manchester United again because he believed that he could win things with them and believed that he was going to be a missing cog in the wheel and they’d not only qualify for the Champions League, but that they might even win the league.”

“I think he was incredibly disappointed by the general level of dedication, hard graft, enthusiasm and will to win, not to mention the hunger of that Man United squad. Particularly some of the younger players.”

Morgan then brought up Ronaldo’s remarks, in which he implied that the younger players do not want to listen to experienced players. He stated:

“He gave quite a cryptic interview at the start of the year when he said that when he was a teenager at United he was constantly asking advice from Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand – all of these older, brilliant players who were there.”

He added:

“He was soaking up the advice but I got the impression from the interview that he gave that he’s not been getting that at United. They don’t really want to hear it. When you look at those younger United players, there’s a lot of talent there but do they have anything like the drive needed, which comes from within, as Ronaldo says.”

Morgan then went on to say that Ronaldo was the Premier League’s second-highest goalscorer last season, with 18 goals. With 23 goals between them, Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-Min shared the Golden Boot.

“He ended up scoring 24 goals last season, 18 in the league, second behind Son and Salah. He scored one more league goal than Harry Kane, who is nearly 10 years younger than him.”

“This guy is supposedly supposed to be the problem at Manchester United. He’s not the problem, and he’s going to leave, I think, because he’s absolutely sick and tired of having to carry that squad.”

Ronaldo, 37, was Manchester United’s top goalscorer last season after coming from Juventus, scoring 24 goals in 38 games across all competitions.

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