Senior Man United players feel threatened by Cristiano Ronaldo's "undroppable" status

Ronaldo's presence has reportedly frustrated his team-mates
Ronaldo's presence has reportedly frustrated his team-mates / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Three senior Manchester United players are reportedly unhappy with Cristiano Ronaldo's "undroppable" status at the club.

The Red Devils fell to a 1-0 loss to Wolves on Monday, and as they continue to struggle to break into the top four, reports of discontent among the players are making the rounds.

The Daily Express has claimed Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood, and Edinson Cavani are concerned about their role in the team and have expressed concerns over Ronaldo's "undroppable" status despite his poor showing in recent games.

The report adds that a contributing factor might be the clique Ronaldo has formed with other Portuguese speakers, including Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot, Fred, and Alex Telles.

Other reports have claimed that as many as 11 players want to quit the club, with a source revealing to the Mirror: "It's not good. The atmosphere is really bad and it looks like there are going to be big problems ahead for United."

Former United defender Gary Neville also pointed out last month that cliques were being formed at United. "On United I’m seeing reports of dressing room dissatisfaction this morning," Neville tweeted after United’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle last month.

"Something wasn’t right v Norwich and certainly not v Newcastle. Still four points from those games is not a disaster considering the performance levels. Have a meeting (without staff) and sort it out!"