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Ronaldo was butchered in the Manchester United dressing room, reveals Gary Neville

Gary Neville claims Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘butchered and battered’ for three years after he arrived at Manchester United.

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Ronaldo moved to Old Trafford as an 18-year-old in 2003 and went on to win three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his six seasons at the club.

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But Neville admits the Real Madrid star did not join United with the right mentality and says ‘smoothing out’ the forward’s flaws took some time.

‘He didn’t arrive at Manchester United as someone who was setting the tone for everybody else. It wasn’t a case of he came in and all of a sudden everyone else upped their game, that’s not how it was,’ Neville told talkSPORT.

‘He became that out of what was in that dressing room. Cristiano was butchered and battered for two or three years at Manchester United and he has said it made him a man.

‘He was setting the standards when he left, and he became someone who would come in and do half an hour before training and an hour after training, but there had been 20 players per season for 15 years doing that every day.

‘The club, and Sir Alex [Ferguson], and the players all set the tone for each other.

‘If you look at his performances in the first two or three years, his maturity, his decision making, his physicality, his petulance, they were all smoothed out over a period of three or four years at the club.’

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