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Cristiano Ronaldo criticized by David De Gea

Tension rises at Manchester United over De Gea's claims against Cristiano

David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo had a row during the match against Wolves.
David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo had a row during the match against Wolves.

The goalkeeper exploded at the Portuguese, who captained United for the first time, over a play in the defeat to Wolves. 

Manchester United suffered a painful 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford to Wolves and the tension between the Red Devils players is starting to rise with David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo having a row during the match.

In the first half, the Portuguese star almost scored an own goal when he dangerously delayed the ball, which caused De Gea to become furious with Ronaldo, who accepted his mistake and to prevent the discussion from getting out of hand, apologized for his lack of attention.

One factor that could have influenced the Spanish goalkeeper's claims is that Ralf Rangnick, the Red Devils' coach, decided to take the captain's armband away from him and hand it to Ronaldo.

Paul does not believe Ronaldo should have worn the captain's armband

Paul Ince has suggested that Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick was wrong to make Cristiano Ronaldo captain for the game against Wolves.

The Red Devils welcomed Wolves to Old Trafford for a Premier League clash on Monday night, with Rangnick forced to make a number of changes due to injuries in his squad.

With skipper Harry Maguire out injured, and vice-captain Bruno Fernandes once again dropped to the bench, the German opted to name Ronaldo captain for the fixture.

Rangnick stated that he chose between 'either Ronaldo or David de Gea', but he went with the Portugal captain as he wanted the skipper to be an outfield player.

However, former United midfielder Ince believes that the interim boss should've named Scott McTominay captain.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: "Maguire is the captain, but sometimes when your performances aren't great, as Maguire's haven't been great, sometimes that armband can weigh a bit more on you.

"But Cristiano [Ronaldo] has got it, he could've given it to David de Gea, he could've given it to [Edinson] Cavani, but I think it's the right choice."

Ince then talked himself out of that opinion, eventually settling on McTominay as his personal choice for the armband.

Scott McTominay should have been Man United captain against Wolves, said Paul Ince

He added: "Looking at it really, if I was Ralf Rangnick, I would give it to Scott McTominay because I think a captain should be based on his performances and what he's done on the pitch.

"He's 25-years-old, it would be a nice learning curve for him.

"Why give it to Ronaldo? Everyone is moaning about him walking off the pitch every time they get beat, or not clapping the fans, it's also about setting an example.

"I think the way that McTominay is playing, give it to him and let him have a go."

With the loss to Wolves, Manchester United is in seventh place in the Premier League with 31 points and out of the European spots. 

With more than five months remaining in the campaign, the Red Devils appear to have no chance of winning the Premier League as they are 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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