• Ralf Rangnick is Man Utd's interim head coach
  • Man Utd have drawn their last two league matches
  • Ronaldo has not scored in his five straight games now

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly furious and he does not believe Ralf Rangnick should continue as Manchester United's manager.

Rangnick does not have the support of the "heavyweights" in the Manchester United squad, with Ronaldo being at the top of the list. The Portuguese striker believes Rangnick "does not have the level to manage Manchester United," reported Spanish publication Diario AS.

The Red Devils appointed Rangnick as the club's interim head coach after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November. However, Rangnick has failed to bring in any improvements in the squad.

The Diario AS report has also claimed that Rangnick's comments after the 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League has further angered Ronaldo, especially since the former Real Madrid star was benched for the game.

Rangnick chose to start Edinson Cavani ahead of Ronaldo at Turf Moor last Wednesday.

In a post-match interview after the Burnley game, reporters asked Rangnick if he knew how to best use Ronaldo for the benefit of the team.

"It's not only about Cristiano Ronaldo. That we should score more goals, it's obvious. We created enough chances in the last couple of games but we just didn't score enough goals. This is not only an issue with Cristiano – it's an issue with other players, especially with the offensive players: we don't score enough goals," the German boss replied, according to The Guardian.

In the 2021-22 season, Ronaldo has netted 14 goals and three assists in as many as 27 appearances for Manchester United across all competitions. However, Ronaldo has not scored in his five straight league games.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal in Manchester United's win over Villarreal on Tuesday
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in the 2021 summer. AFP / JOSE JORDAN

Following two consecutive draws in the Premier League, the Old Trafford side has once again dropped out of the top four in the table. Rangnick's side is now placed fifth with 40 points but has a game in hand.

Manchester United's next game is against Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.