Cristiano Ronaldo is "playing with dummies" at Man Utd, says Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders has branded Fred and Scott McTominay as "dummies"
Dean Saunders has branded Fred and Scott McTominay as "dummies" / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Dean Saunders has branded Fred and Scott McTominay as "dummies".

2. The former Wales international believes people are wrong to criticise Cristiano Ronaldo.

3. Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel at the final whistle after the 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward Dean Saunders has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is "playing with dummies" at Manchester United.

Ronaldo who has failed to score in United's last five games stormed off the pitch following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Burnley. He was heavily criticised, but Saunders believes Ronaldo's actions were entirely justified.

The 57-year-old instead aimed a shot at Ronaldo's teammates, Fred and Scott McTominay, and also claimed that United have a "bang-average back four".

Speaking to talkSPORT, Saunders said: "At one point they should've been 3-0 up, they were running away with it, then the minute they get a bit of adversity they seem to go backwards and crumble.

"If you asked Ronaldo, 'Who's the worst midfield players you've ever played with in your career?' Fred and [Scott] McTominay won't be far off."

He added: "People are starting to point the finger at Ronaldo, but he's playing with a few dummies, some of them are not on the same wavelength as him.

"Every time the ball was shifted around the box and they were piling the pressure on Burnley, the ball was going to a really good player, to Pogba, to Rashford, to Lingard, Ronaldo, they've got ammunition.

"They've got a bang-average back four and no engine room in the middle of the pitch, the players they've got in there are not up to the standard".