Amid rumours that the Manchester United dressing room has become polarised, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined a WhatsApp group in an attempt to unify the team. Ronaldo has had a mixed time since returning to United last year, and has been visibly unhappy throughout January due to a run of poor performances from the team.
However, he is now part of a WhatsApp group along with some of the younger players at the club.
“Some of the younger players like to communicate via WhatsApp,” a United insider told The Sun.
“They are never off their phones and regularly swap exchanges, send jokes and funny clips and chat about stuff like computer games, fashion trends and music.
“Ronaldo is almost twice the age of some of the members of the group and has four children and a pregnant fiance. His life is very different to the younger ones who are just starting in the game.
“Some are a bit star-struck by him, but are really happy he’s joined the group and are delighted he is messaging everyone and joining in.
“It makes him much more approachable, especially at a time when some of the younger members of the squad have been struggling with form.”
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, James Garner and Jesse Lingard are among the players in the group, with Ronaldo interacting with the banter to help bring the squad closer.