Former Manchester City winger, Trevor Sinclair, believes Manchester United should not expect a world-class performance from an aging Cristiano Ronaldo in every match.
According to Sinclair, Ronaldo is 37 years old, adding that he doesn’t understand what is going on at Man United.
Sinclair said this after Man United was knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 stages on Tuesday at Old Trafford.
Recall that Renan Lodi’s header ensured Atletico Madrid defeated Man United and qualified for the Champions League quarter-final.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Sinclair said: “I don’t understand what’s going on at Man Utd, now you look what happened last night and I don’t know where Ralf Rangnick thinks the performance of Ronaldo is going to be.
“He’s 37 years old, he’s just played a game three days earlier, 83 minutes he came off, scored a hat trick, superbly well.
“He is never going to be able to reproduce that kind of performance three days after against better quality opposition. So it didn’t really surprise me that Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t really affect the game last night.”