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Cristiano Ronaldo's brutal message to Ralf Rangnick while together at Man Utd has been revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo's brutal message to Ralf Rangnick while together at Man Utd has been revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second stint at Manchester United ended in bitter fashion.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brutal message to Ralf Rangnick while they worked together at Manchester United has reportedly been revealed.

Back in August of 2021, Ronaldo decided to leave Italian Serie A side Juventus to make a sensational return to United, who was then managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

During his second spell at the club, Ronaldo scored 27 goals in 54 appearances across all competitions.

However, his second stint at Old Trafford began to turn sour when Solskjaer was replaced by Rangnick on an interim basis.

It was claimed that Ronaldo and Rangnick had an exchange about the Portuguese’s game time at United.

As reported by BILD, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner told Rangnick that he would play four out of five matches, and in the one game that he will miss, he wouldn’t be available on the bench.

It is believed that Ronaldo told Rangnick he could choose which game to exclude him from but insisted he would watch the match at home rather than on the substitutes’ bench.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives denied the claims when approached for comment by SPORTbible.


Eventually, Rangnick was replaced by Erik ten Hag, which eventually led to Ronaldo’s exit in November 2022.

Prior to his exit, Ronaldo did an explosive tell-all interview in which he heavily criticised Ten Hag, United and his former teammates.

Speaking about Rangnick, he said: “I don't know what's going on, but since Sir Alex Ferguson left, I saw no evolution in the club, the progress was zero.

“For example, we have an interesting point that, how the club as Manchester United after they sack Ole, they bring in sports director Rangnick, which is something that nobody understands.”

Ronaldo added: “This guy is not even a coach. A bigger club like Manchester United bringing in a sports director - it surprised not only me but all the world, you know?

“Of course, in my opinion. We have to be honest: if you're not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? It's something that I should say that Manchester is not followed.”

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Topics: Ralf Rangnick, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Football