One of Rafael Benitez's problems during his time at Real Madrid was his bad relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, and details of a possible bust-up between the two have now emerged.
According to El Pais, in the beginning of his Los Blancos stint, Benitez sent one of his coaches to Ronaldo to give him a USB flash drive with images and videos.
The Spaniard apparently wanted the Portuguese to study the material in order to help him improve in terms of losing his marker. However, the 31-year-old did not take this advice kindly, and declined to look at the files.
In addition, Ronaldo is claimed to have sent Benitez the following message via the coach who supposedly handed him the flash drive:
"Tell Benitez that I'll send him a USB drive with all my goals on it for him to study."
It is uncertain how true this story is, but Ronaldo and Benitez never really saw eye to eye after the former Liverpool manager failed to name the Portuguese as the single best player he has ever coached.
Benitez, who was sacked in the beginning of January, is now in charge of Newcastle United, but has failed to win any of his first three games so far.
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