Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked Rangnick to change his tactics at Man United

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo has struggled for goals in recent times
Ronaldo has struggled for goals in recent times / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly asked Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick to alter and change his tactics in a behind-the-scenes meeting between the two of them recently.

Ronaldo enjoyed a brilliant start to the season his return to Old Trafford under previous manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he scored goals consistently, but his output has reduced drastically following Rangnick's appointment as he has struggled to adapt to the German's system.

According to the Athtletic via the Mirror, the 37-year-old attended a meeting with Rangnick after the draw with Southampton on February 12 and suggested that United should play two players up front so that he could have a strike partner who could provide support to him at the top end of the pitch.

The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner was understood to be more comfortable under Solskjaer who used a a 4-4-2 on a regular basis as he played a mixture of Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood alongside Ronaldo.

Rangnick for his part is seen to prefer the 4-3-3 formation and that's what he has opted for since his talks with Ronaldo as Paul Pogba has come back into the side with Jadon Sancho showing signs of life on the flank and Rashford on the other side of Ronaldo as the no.9.

The 37-year-old endured another frustrating night during United's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, as he failed to register a single shot on target in what was a poor performances from him.