EPL: Mikael Silvestre reacts to comments of Ronaldo creating problem for Man Utd.. Former Manchester United star, Mikael Silvestre, has rubbished suggestions that forward Cristiano Ronaldo has created a problem for the Red Devils on the pitch.
Ronaldo returned to Man United last summer from Juventus.
The Portugal captain has scored 13 goals in 18 games across all competitions for Man United so far this season.
But some have questioned his work rate and pressing, with pundits such as Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool star, suggesting that Ronaldo can be a ‘passenger’ during games.
Speaking on the development, Silvestre told the Daily Star: “This comment about him [Ronaldo] being a problem is absolute rubbish. Look at the ratio of goals scored; chances created since the start of the season.
“He wants to help, wants to win trophies. He didn’t come to United to relax pre-retirement, it’s an even a bigger challenge than what he faced at his previous clubs.
“He left United after winning the Ballon D’or, winning the Premier League and being a top player. He knew there would be questions asked of him and what he can bring, but he’s a leader.
“He doesn’t wear the armband, but he shows the way, and everything has been positive in what he’s done.”