Ronaldo or Manchester United board? Arsenal legend reveals who is wrong

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Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo made a stunning return to the club at the age of 36.

On a personal level, Ronaldo hasn’t stopped scoring for Manchester United, but many believe that it isn’t just working for him and Manchester United.

United have failed to improve on last season’s second place finish despite massive additions during the summer transfer window.

Ronaldo has bemoaned the decline of Manchester United, and young talents Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho have all failed to perform since the return of the Portugese legend.

Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Ronaldo and the Manchester United board both made a mistake about the reunion.

“Cristiano Ronaldo coming back to Manchester United hasn’t had an influence on either Mason Greenwood or Marcus Rashford’s development this season,” Nicholas told MyBettingSites.

“Their respective seasons are entirely on themselves, they need to get themselves through the awkward points in their careers.

“You [United] don’t look at someone who is Ronaldo’s age and sign them. It wasn’t a clever move for Manchester United and it wasn’t a clever move for Ronaldo himself either.

“Has Cristiano been a success? Not really, but you can’t blame him for wanting to go back to one of the biggest clubs in the world. The Ronaldo signing shows that Manchester United’s board have no focus on where they want to be.

“It isn’t Cristiano that’s disturbed Greenwood or Rashford’s quality.

“They don’t know what they are trying to be, and it isn’t the United that we are used to. Ronaldo wasn’t the right signing and it’s typical that Manchester United are getting all the decisions wrong at the top levels [of the boardroom].”