Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has questioned Ralf Rangnick’s claim that Cristiano Ronaldo eas injured on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester City.
Manchester City is currently the game 2-1 going into first-half and the former United captain questioned the legitimacy of Ronaldo’s hip injury.
Kevin De Bruyne fired the home side in front after four minutes but Jadon Sancho equalised for the visitors but the De Bruyne added the second for Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 37-year-old was ruled out of Manchester United’s derby against Manchester City Rangnick to the surprise of many fans of the club.
Rangnick confirmed that the Portuguese legendary forward is absent due to a hip flexor injury.
Keane suggested that the former Real Madrid and Juventus star may have been left out of the squad for different reasons and not because of injury as the German coach claims.
“I think the surprise there is Ronaldo, I’m just never sure when they come out and say hip flexor,” Keane told Sky Sports.
Keane was asked if he thought there is more to the forward’s being dropped, he said, “There seems to be.”
He added, “I just don’t like it when the manager talks about hip flexors.
“I don’t get it. We talk about Ronaldo being almost some sort of machine, he’s very rarely injured.
“But every now and again he [Rangnick] comes out with that… hip flexor, it doesn’t add up to me.”
Manchester United would be displaced from the fourth spot if they eventually lose the game to Pep side while a win would see them reclaim the position currently being occupied by Arsenal who beat Watford 3-2 in an earlier game on Sunday.