Gary Neville recalls why it was ‘frustrating’ to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United initially: “He was all over the place”

Gary Neville explains why it was frustrating to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United

Today we remember Cristiano Ronaldo as a legend of Manchester United. However, that wasn’t always the case and it seems like the Portuguese superstar had some rough beginnings at Old Trafford.

Gary Neville recalled his time with the now 39-year-old and said it was frustrating to play with him when he first arrived to play with the Red Devils. Let’s have a look at what else the former Manchester United skipper said. (h/t The Overlap)

“His decision making was erratic, If he should’ve crossed it he dribbled, if he should’ve dribbled he crossed it”

“He was all over the place and I actually lost faith with him”

Neville added that once Ronaldo returned to the team in 2006 he was completely different. He had suddenly become a machine and had built his body up. This allowed the Portuguese star to keep up with the physicality of the Premier League.

We all know the rest, from his humble beginnings as a youngster with erratic decision making, Ronaldo has now become one of the best football players of all time. Over 1005 games he has recorded 751 goals and 237 assists.

Apart from winning the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved everything that there is to achieve on a football field. Though his second stint with Man United ended poorly he is still considered a legend of the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint with Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint with Manchester United (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

More Manchester United News-

Neville might’ve found Ronaldo frustrating to play with but he will still go down as one of the best players to don the Manchester United red.