Fernandes accused of being "mentally bullied" since Ronaldos Man Utd return

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Former Manchester United star Paul Parker has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of mentally bullying Bruno Fernandes since his return to Old Trafford.

United have struggled in recent weeks, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were dismantled by Liverpool over the weekend.

The result leaves United winless in their last four Premier League games, and Solskjaer's time at the club looks to be on thin ice.

And Parker, when speaking to Betfred, has accused United's returning hero Ronaldo for the Red Devils' decline in form.

Parker was particularly critical of his relationship with Fernandes, who was arguably the league's best player for United last season.

“The main player for me is Fernandes," he said.

"I think he’s been manipulated by Ronaldo’s return and I think that’s affected him.

"He’s allowed himself to be mentally bullied out of doing all the good things he was doing before.

"He shirked responsibility in the Leicester game when he would have took it on himself normally but he decided to take the pass to Ronaldo."

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Parker continued: "He’s not grabbing hold of games as he did before.

"He’s not making opportunities anymore and you have to look at him and think to yourself ‘why is that?’.

"And there’s only one reason – it’s because he feels he’s got to deliver to Ronaldo and I think there’s a few other players like that as well.

"But he sticks out because he’s been instrumental in all that United have achieved up until this season."

Ronaldo returned to United over the summer when he left Juventus on Transfer Deadline Day.

After spending over a decade away, Ronaldo hit the ground running with two strikes against Newcastle, but the goals have since dried up for the 36-year-old.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Premier League
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Manchester United FC

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