We now know what the Portuguese star does not appreciate since his return to MU.
Although Ronaldo scored 24 times on his return to Old Trafford after a 12-year absence, the campaign ultimately ended in disappointment as his side finished out of the Champions League places.
On a personal level, what followed was worse. Ronaldo missed much of pre-season – the official reason given being personal reasons – but he also lobbied for a summer transfer which did not materialise. He has since fallen out of favor with new manager Erik ten Hag and been dropped from the squad to face Chelsea last weekend for disciplinary reasons.
Ronaldo has scored just three goals this season – including two against Sheriff in the Europa League – and is expected to push for a January departure.
So it’s no wonder he doesn’t fully appreciate his decision to return to Man Utd.
Why is Ronaldo unhappy at Man Utd?
The book, ‘Messi vs Ronaldo: One Rivalry, Two GOATs, and the Era That Remade the World’s Game’, explains that several aspects of the current club came as a shock to the superstar.
According to the book, Ronaldo is frustrated with the way Carrington’s training ground has been allowed to age and he feels the club in general hasn’t evolved since leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.
Furthermore, he feels that the level of professionalism of the team is not adequate and does not match his own.
This is what made him say to a senior FIFA official last season: “It’s a disaster”.
It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo can find a way out of Man Utd in January, but with the window open just weeks away, it looks unlikely, despite a suggestion he could still return to Sporting CP.