Manchester United

'Cristiano Ronaldo sulking is not a good example to set' - Paul Ince

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo has failed to find the back of the net since the start of the new year
Ronaldo has failed to find the back of the net since the start of the new year / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Manchester United legend, Paul Ince has hit out at footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo over his poor attitude, revealing that the striker is setting a bad example for the young stars at the club.

Ronaldo's attitude on the pitch has come under criticism with the 37-year-old's latest tantrum coming following United's 1-1 draw with Burnley as he was pictured snubbing the fans and walking straight down the tunnel post the game.

The striker has criticised his fellow team-mates in the past for not taking his advice and Ince believes that the player should first sort out his own conduct before criticising his team-mates.

“People were saying he would be great for the club, the players and the youngsters. We thought that would be the case but the example he is setting, by throwing his toys out of the pram, is a bad one," he told the Sun.

“Why would you listen to someone who is prepared to act the way he is? As we’ve seen on numerous occasions - running down the tunnel, not clapping fans, sulking - it’s not a good example to set. I get the frustration but you’ve got to take that out behind closed doors, not in full view of the fans and cameras.”

The 37-year-old who returned back to Old Trafford in the summer, scored 14 goals before the new year but has not scored in his last six games, his longest drought since going seven matches without a goal for United in 2008-09.