Cape Town - Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared to fuel speculation that he and the club's new manager, Rafael Benitez, are not on good terms.
AS report that Ronaldo has twice indicated his displeasure with the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager.
The Spanish newspaper highlights two training drills where Ronaldo's reacted angrily to his new coach.
First, Benitez ruled against the star forward for disallowing a goal in a mini-game. Ronaldo reportedly shouted angrily in Portguese before continuing to show his frustration by saying: "He gives everything against the Portuguese”.
The second incident came when the Spanish coach asked his players to shoot at the crossbar.
Ronaldo again did not enjoy this and reportedly said: "It’s meant to be the ball in there, in the net. Not this shite”.
The British media did not take long to latch onto the apparent discord between player and coach and have increased talk that the former Manchester United star could be heading back to the Premier League.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Real Madrid on 1 July 2009 for a record fee of £80 million.
Manchester United reportedly have the money to spend if one of the world's most elite players became available, increasing the possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo will not have to endure Benitez' training methods much longer.