Arsenal manager reveals why Manchester United forward is a target for defenders: Is he correct?

This is an interesting theory, which even supporters of Manchester United might agree with. The Arsenal manager has recently been waxing lyrical, including passing comment on a certain Red Devils player and why he gets targeted during matches so much.

The Irish Times reports that Arsene Wenger reckons Cristiano Ronaldo would get fouled less if he wasn’t so bloomin’ cocky. It’s true that the United number seven acts like a spoilt brat when he’s on the field of play, throwing a tantrum when:

a) yet another free-kick of his goes wide
b) the referee fails to award a decision in his favour
c) a team-mate doesn’t find him with an impossible pass

Wenger reckons if he quit with the arrogant attitude, defenders would not be so keen to kneecap him!

“With Manchester United I’m a bit cautious because sometimes I feel they get too much protection and sometimes they don’t get enough,” said Wenger. “Ronaldo is a specific example of that. Sometimes his arrogance is provocative, and his class as well.”

Manchester United fans, what do you think of Monsieur Wenger’s comments? Do you get annoyed by Ronaldo’s prancing around the football pitch like a demi-god, or do you think that’s just part and parcel of what you get with this player? It’s not his fault if he’s not particularly modest or humble, should he really change his ways or would that be taking something key away from the player?

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