Michael Carrick backs Cristiano Ronaldo to adjust to Rangnick's style

Michael Carrick has no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo he will thrive under Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford

By Web Desk
December 02, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo Source:Twitter

As there is a debate over how Cristiano Ronaldo will adapt to newly-appointed interim boss Ralf Rangnick's hard-pressing style, the United's care-taker boss Michael Carrick backs him and has no doubt that he will thrive under him at Old Trafford.

Though, Rangnick's appointment was confirmed this week, but Carrick will remain in caretaker charge for Thursday's home game against Arsenal. 

Carrick when asked at a pre-match press conference about Ronaldo, said: "Maybe it is a myth. He's played in enough teams over the years and been successful to be able to play in a variety of ways."

Carrick added: "He has kept scoring goals for every team he has played for and I am sure he will continue to score goals, no doubt about that. Players adapt anyway. You've got to have skills for different styles. Ralf has obviously got a terrific pedigree over a long period of time and had success with that. I am sure the players are looking forward to the days and weeks ahead."

Michael Carrick who also took a bold decision by benching Ronaldo and using pressing tactics in Sunday's drawn game at Chelsea, stated: "It seems like it's a big decision but, really, between us, and personally, it wasn't. If you ask Cristiano the way he responded was perfection really."

Carrick also said: "He was around the dressing room, he was incredible, he supported the players. At half-time I went in to do my team talk and he was warming up for 10 minutes, ready to come on second half."

"A lot can be made of it and people are trying to spin it in a negative way but behind the scenes it is very different," he added.