‘No shortcuts to glory’… but could he be DROPPED for the trip to Tottenham? Cristiano Ronaldo posts from the gym while turning to ‘hard work’ to get over Man United’s Liverpool humbling – as pundits suggest benching him
- Cristiano Ronaldo says ‘hard work is the only pathway to victory’ on Instagram
- He shared an image of himself working out on the leg press machine at home
- Ronaldo’s post comes shortly after Man United suffered a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool
- The striker is said to be holding the Manchester United dressing room together
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to claim ‘hard work is the only pathway to victory’ after Manchester United’s humiliating 5-0 home loss to Liverpool.
The Red Devils found themselves 4-0 down to Liverpool at half-time on Sunday afternoon and went on to finish the game 5-0 after Mohamed Salah secured a hat-trick.
Ronaldo has since said that there are ‘no shortcuts to glory’ and that there would be no ‘gain’ without ‘pain’ as he hit the gym ahead of United’s clash with Tottenham on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to say ‘hard work is the only pathway to victory’
The 34-year-old shared an Instagram post of himself working out in his home gym. He is seen dressed head-to-toe in Nike kit while using the leg press machine.
The Manchester United striker wrote the accompanying caption: ‘Hard work is the only pathway to victory. There are no shortcuts to glory. No pain, no gain!’
The post came after Manchester United endured a humiliating 5-0 home loss to Liverpool
The insight into his training regime came shortly after he took to social media to promise the ‘amazing Manchester United fans’ that he and his team-mates will start to deliver
The insight into his training regime came shortly after he took to social media to promise the ‘amazing Manchester United fans’ that he and his team-mates would start to deliver on the pitch.
He wrote the following caption after the Red Devil’s disappointing defeat to Liverpool: ‘Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for. Sometimes the score is not the one we want.
‘And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame. Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.
‘They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!’
Ronaldo is said to be the one ‘holding the dressing room together’ as players start to grow frustrated with Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his tactics
Ronaldo is said to be the one ‘holding the dressing room together’ at Old Trafford following their 5-0 home thrashing by arch rivals Liverpool.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Ronaldo is urging players ‘to not down tools’ and to maintain standards – despite some being irked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics and personnel choices.
Ronaldo – who knows Solskjaer well, having played alongside him during his first spell at the club – is eager for the team to support the boss heading into Saturday’s fixture with Tottenham.
However, many TV pundits and fans believe Solskjaer should drop Ronaldo for their Premier League encounter with Tottenham.
They believe his lack of pressing from the front has been detrimental to the team and that presence at Manchester United has stalled the progress of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Edinson Cavani.