Manchester United

Another former Man United star hits out at Carragher over Cristiano Ronaldo comments

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in brilliant form for Manchester United this season
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in brilliant form for Manchester United this season / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Former Manchester United star, Mikael Silvestre has become the latest former United player to hit out at Jamie Carragher over his opinion on footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Carragher has long been critical of Ronaldo's work rate, believing that he will not be able to fit in new interim manager, Ralf Rangnick's high-pressing style, claiming that the Portugese skipper can become a “passenger” during games.

This view has not gone down well with a number of Ronaldo's former United team-mates and now Silvestre too has added his view in the mix, dismissing suggestions made by the former Liverpool defender.

“This comment about him 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 told Daily Star.

"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.”

The 36-year-old has been brilliant since returning to Old Trafford, scoring 13 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions and how he performs for the remainder of the season will define where United finish this season.