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Gary Neville responds to reports that Cristiano Ronaldo will disrupt the dressing room

Arjun Singh Devgan
Leicester City beat Man United 4-2 in the Premier League
Leicester City beat Man United 4-2 in the Premier League / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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Manchester United legend, Gary Neville believes that club superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo will ruffle some feathers following the Red Devils loss to Leicester City, but he won't disrupt the dressing room purposefully.

United were completely outplayed by Leicester during their 4-2 loss and it has led to mounting pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following his sides poor run of recent results. Ronaldo for his part was clearly angered by the result, which has led to suggestions that Ronaldo has requested a change of tactics from Solskjaer

"I don’t think Cristiano will disrupt the dressing room at all, purposely. He may disrupt people naturally through the fact he wants to win and he wants to demand standards from them, but that wouldn’t be disruptive in any strong dressing room. There’s a massive imbalance in Manchester United at the moment, the team has got far too many players who want to get on the ball and not enough players who want to do both sides of the game," Neville said on Instagram.

"You could put that down to the players, you could put that down to the manager, he’s got to get more out of them. But when I watch players like Mane, Firmino, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden at the other top teams in the league, yesterday evening even watching Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic in midfield, they’re a lot better out of possession than Manchester United are.

"Manchester United are so baggy when they’re out of possession. Every other team gets into a compact, tight shape, shows respect to the opposition. This Manchester United team disrespect the opposition by how they get into their shape, there’s too much distance between the front and the back," he added.

It will be interesting to see how United react to their recent run of poor results when they face Atalanta in the Champions League.

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