Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci, has warned Manchester United players that they should not fall into the trap of thinking Cristiano Ronaldo can win matches on his own.
According to him, Juve’s performances dipped as a result of that mindset.
Ronaldo left the Serie A champions to return to United this summer.
The 36-year-old has since netted four goals in four appearances for the Red Devils.
But Bonucci has warned United stars, admitting that some Juventus players got complacent because of Ronaldo.
He told The Athletic: “Cristiano’s presence had a big influence on us. Just training with him gave us something extra. But subconsciously, some players started to think his presence alone was enough to win games.
“We began to fall a little short in our daily work, the humility, the sacrifice, the desire to be there for your teammate day after day.
“But Cristiano needed the team as much as we needed him. It’s the team that lifts the individual even if the individual is the best player on the planet.”