Cristiano Ronaldo

This former Arsenal star Paul Merson has an idea for Manchester United’s Ralf Rangnick: Drop Cristiano Ronaldo.

The club is facing a storm of criticism again this week after losing 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Monday.

Merson has said he can’t really put his finger on what is really wrong with Man United, but something is wrong. He said Ronaldo should not be in the starting 11.

“You just don’t know what you’re going to get with Manchester United,” he told Sportskeeda.

“They were so fortunate against Norwich City and were never going to beat Newcastle United away from home, so this will once again be a hard game for them.

“I don’t see them finishing in the top four.

Merson said the Red Devils will be really successful if they manage to seal a top four finish come the end of the season.

“Manchester United are a long way off now and if they somehow manage to get to fourth, it’ll be a great season for them.

Despite 13 goals in 19 games from Ronaldo, Merson wants the Portuguese out.

“In terms of their team, I strongly believe Cristiano Ronaldo should be left out of the team.

“It won’t happen, but Edinson Cavani should take his place upfront with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in contention to play on the wings.

“Something’s just not right there. I think there is a lot going on behind the scenes and it doesn’t look good for them,” he concluded.

Coming up next for United is Aston Villa in an FA Cup third round battle next Monday.

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