World heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, believes Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has overshadowed players at Old Trafford since joining the Premier League giants from Juventus last summer.
According to him and as learnt by NjenjeMediaNews, Ronaldo enjoyed a decent goalscoring return in what was a dismal season for Manchester United.
The Portugal captain finished with 24 goals from 38 games in all competitions for Man United.
However, Fury said that Ronaldo’s presence has affected the performances of the other Man United players in front of goal.
“It’s good news Ronaldo is staying on, but here’s a theory: when they didn’t have him the season before last, they finished second in the Premier League, then we had Ronaldo, and we finished sixth,” Fury told The Mirror.
“People will say, ‘Well, if we had not had him scoring 20 goals, we would have finished a lot lower last season’, but we didn’t the season before, and we finished a lot higher.”
He added: “When you have a superstar like Ronaldo, everybody relies on him to score goals, and if he was not there, they would be scoring the goals themselves like they did the season before last.
“I’m not saying he’s a bad asset, he’s a great asset, but sometimes with a star player, he carries the team, and the young people are overshadowed by it, or they don’t get their chance to shine because ‘the great Ronaldo’ is on the pitch.”