Speaking to the Mirror about the state of things at Old Trafford, former Manchester United midfielder Sammy McIlroy said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has come in and he’s still a fantastic player, there’s no doubt about that.
“He’s had a fantastic career and is still the leading scorer but we can’t depend on Ronaldo every week because of his age. He’s second to none but if Ronaldo is not scoring where are the other goals going to come from?
“Edinson Cavani has been injured for the majority of the season and Anthony Elanga has come in and shown lots of promise, but we can’t depend on a young kid to win us games every week. The goals have got to come from other areas.”
“Bruno Fernandes was a breath of fresh air when he came in, one of the best signings Man United have ever made in my eyes when he first arrived. But even he’s dropped a level from the brilliant standard he set.”
It was reported last week that Ronaldo would be staying at the club beyond this summer even if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the 2022/23 Champions League.
The 37-year-old remains Man United’s leading goalscorer so far this season, finding the net 18 times in 33 games across all competitions.