Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Manchester United after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League last season. Since the season ended, Ronaldo has shown that his body, soul, and spirit are no longer with the Red Devils.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to return to the UEFA Champions League, a competition where he is the leading goal scorer. The 37-year-old Portuguese star has reportedly approached some top clubs in Europe in an attempt to exit Old Trafford. Despite his negative body language towards the club, Manchester United’s stance remains that he is not for sale.
Should Cristiano Ronaldo accept playing in the Europa League?
A player of Cristiano Ronaldo’s caliber has never played in the Europa League and has no idea what their national anthem sounds like. But currently, the club needs him more than anything else, although they are in the market for a new striker.
United’s fans have always seen him as a legend, someone who comes to their rescue when they are failing to score goals. Due to Ronaldo’s desire to exit United this summer, the fans are already developing a negative perspective about him contrary to how they see Wayne Rooney, Keane, and some other Manchester United legends.
Ronaldo should also consider his ambitions. He wants to win major trophies in the league that matters. He was really disappointed by the kind of squad he met when he arrived at Old Trafford last season.
He only wants a squad that can compete for silverware next season, and Manchester United are not looking that competitive in recent years.
Premier League legends such as Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have criticized Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Manchester United. Recently, Carragher criticized the Portuguese star via The Telegraph.
He said, “It strikes him as a footballer that Cristiano is not ready to accept the reality, that no matter how good Ronaldo is, he thinks he can win the Champions League at that age.”
Jamie has always been bitter about Ronaldo coming back to Manchester United. He claimed that he doesn’t see a good reason why Manchester United signed Ronaldo at the beginning of last season.
The former Liverpool defender also said Ronaldo destroyed Manchester United, a player who scored 18 goals in the league and 6 goals in the Champions League. Jamie is wrong because Maldini won the Champions League at the age of 38 with AC Milan.
The new Manchester United manager can change Cristiano’s decision because he has made it known that the player is very important to his squad. The striker may start against Brighton on Sunday, August 7.
He still loves Manchester United and will do everything possible to make them challenge for trophies next season. He was even ready to sit on the bench to allow other players to come in to score goals.
Ronaldo is a kind of player that can never fade from the biggest stage even though he is not in the form of his life. He is likely to play his last set of matches for Portugal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.