Rangnick Backs CR7’s Blast

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Ralf Rangnick backed Cristiano Ronaldo’s brutal attack on his struggling team-mates and warned: It’s time they all listened.

Superstar Ronaldo claimed Manchester United were facing a “nightmare” season unless players’ attitudes changed.

The Portuguese also rapped the club’s young stars for not listening to experienced voices in the dressing room.

Now Old Trafford interim boss Rangnick has admitted his team ARE disunited. And the German has urged serial winner Ronaldo, 36, to continue dishing out advice to the squad, “In a very direct manner”.

Ahead of tonight’s Prem trip to Aston Villa, Rangnick declared: “The older and younger players have to play as a team and be united on the pitch.

“We have so many top, talented players and it brings me back to what Cristiano said — we have to work and develop as a team together.

“If it’s necessary to speak in a very direct manner to the boys, it helps a lot, even in the locker room.

“If Cristiano, or any of the other players, address that to the players directly on the pitch, or in the dressing room, they are more than welcome to do that.

“We now have enough experienced, older players who can not only be role models themselves in training, on the pitch and in games.”