Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his disapproval at Real Madrid's summer transfer business after the Spanish giants let his friend Angel Di Maria move to Manchester United - while Javier Hernandez went the opposite way on deadline day.
Di Maria and Xabi Alsono, who both played crucial roles in Real's march to Champions League glory last season, have left the Santiago Bernabeu alongside Diego Lopez and Alvaro Morata - and replaced by Keylor Navas, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.
"If I were in charge, perhaps I wouldn't have done it like this. But if the president [Florentino Perez] thinks that the best thing for the team is to sign the players he signed, and let others leave, then his decisions must be respected and supported", Ronaldo told AS.
"I have a very definite opinion, but I am not always allowed to say what I think. Otherwise, tomorrow I'd be on the front pages of all the papers and I don't want that", he said.
Real Madrid have had a difficult start to the new campaign. Ancelotti's side lost the Spanish Super Cup to Atletico Madrid last month, and at the weekend they threw away a two-goal lead against Real Soociedad in La Liga to eventually lose 4-2.
"With the new players, our style is going to change, but it might change for the better or for the worse. Let's hope it will be for the better because they are top quality players" Ronaldo said.
"What usually happens is that they adapt well. Di María and Xabi Alonso were very important to us, but they aren't here anymore and we have to be happy with the newcomers. I'm sure that things will go well for us".
Meanwhile, asked about the signing of Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández, Ronaldo said "one more player to help the team. I wish him great success and that he will be a big help to us".