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Former Man United star dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo "problem" theory

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been brilliant on the pitch ever since returning to Old Trafford
Cristiano Ronaldo has been brilliant on the pitch ever since returning to Old Trafford / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Former Manchester United defender, Mikael Silvestre has dismissed reports as "absolute rubbish" that footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo's attitude and behaviour is behind the Red Devils' woes.

Ronaldo returned to United after a gap of 12 years in the summer and while he has been prolific, the club have struggled to mount a title challenge with many hitting out at the 36-year-old for his attitude on the pitch, especially when his side are losing.

“This comment about him being a problem is absolute rubbish. Look at the ratio of goals scored to chances created since the start of the season. He wants to win trophies. He didn’t come to United to relax pre-retirement – it’s an even bigger challenge than he’s faced before," Silvestre said as per the Mirror.

Ronaldo's return was taken as a sign by United fans that the club were serious about competing for the Premier League title and the superstar for his part has been brilliant in front of goal despite the club's struggles on the pitch, scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions so far.

The Red Devils are currently placed seventh in the league, with 31 points from 18 games, four behind Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification.

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