Giving an example of his style of management, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo and told Corriere dello Sport: “. I’ll give you one last example: if I have Ronaldo in front of me I study how to get the ball to him often, I don’t ask him to exhaust himself by tracking back.
“It’s the same with Ibra. There are two types of players: those who make a difference and those who have to run. Conte must have said that, and if he didn’t it’s fine too. I’ve never cultivated an ideology like Guardiolismo, Sarrismo. My creed is team identity.”
Since his return to Man United, Ronaldo has often been criticized for his apparent lack of pressing or defensive work.
Many have attributed the club’s struggles to his signing, but the Portuguese forward was not signed to do defensive work.
He’s done his job pretty well, scoring 10 goals in 14 appearances so far this season – including 6 in 5 Champions League matches to help United top their group.