Marcus Rashford hits back at claims of Cristiano Ronaldo led clique at Man Utd

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has publicly denied claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is leading a divisive clique at Old Trafford, accusing the journalist responsible of ‘making it up’.

There have been rumours of off-field problems amid a shifting power balance in the squad ever since Ronaldo completed a sensational return to United 12 years after leaving.

That has tended to focus on the idea that he leads a clique of the club’s Portuguese-speaking players, which has caused concern among others in the squad. That was the story reported by Bild’s Christian Falk, which he promoted on Twitter with his ‘TRUE’ catchphrase.

But Rashford opted to directly respond to it on the platform, saying, “Are we just making it up as we go along now then? Please stop looking for divides.”

Falk actually hit back at the player, responding with “Not True and you know it, Marcus Rashford.”

United landed a much-needed win on the pitch on Tuesday when they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford to rise up to fourth place in the Premier League. Ronaldo scored his first goal of 2022 after experiencing his longest goal drought in 13 years, with Bruno Fernandes getting the second.

Rashford has recorded three direct goal contributions in his last five Premier League appearances but is no longer an automatic starter after struggling for fitness in the wake of shoulder surgery in the summer that forced him to missed the first two months of the season.

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Source : 90min