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Ronaldo Blamed For Man Utd's Recent Struggles

Cristiano Ronaldo has been blamed for Manchester United's struggles this season as the team "does not play in its familiar pattern" when he features.

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The Portuguese superstar bagged five goals in his first five games for the Red Devils since his return to Manchester this season.

However, Ronaldo was unable to help United get back to winning ways in the Premier League on the weekend as they drew 1-1 with Everton at Old Trafford.

Dutch legend Danny Blind feels the superstar's presence in the team does not allow the Red Devils to play their usual way.

"Ronaldo doesn't really need to play an active role," Blind told Dutch outlet Sportnieuws.

"Like: 'take your time'. You also see the other players looking at you like, 'How are we going to solve it then?'

"Normally, the striker runs from one central defender to the other. This caused a lot of miscommunication. Now, they are not playing in their familiar pattern.

"When the ball was deflected, you saw Paul Pogba coaching that they had to put all the pressure on.

"Ronaldo did not do that, he is not like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes others will conquer the ball."

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