Rio Ferdinand Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Relationship With Gary Neville is over

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Rio Ferdinand believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s relationship with Gary Neville is over. The former England defender claimed Ronaldo will stop talking to Neville after the heavy criticism by the Sky Sports pundits.

Ronaldo snubbed his former teammate before the match against West Ham on October 30, 2022, and Ferdinand believes Ronaldo will stop picking up calls from Neville.

Ferdinand played with Ronaldo and Neville during his 12 years of trophy-laden football career at Old Trafford. During that period, Ronaldo was named the world’s best player after helping Manchester United win the double in 2008.

Rio Ferdinand believes Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with former Man United team-mate Gary Neville could be finished 😳

Last weekend, the five-time Champions League winner shook hands with his teammates Louis Saha and Jamie Redknapp, but left his nervous ex-teammate, Neville, waiting for a handshake that would never arrive.

Rio Ferdinand in the studio giving out his opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo and Gary Neville.

Earlier this season, Ronaldo was cordial with Neville and met him with Roy Keane at the United match against Liverpool in August.

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Due to the pundit’s criticism of him, Ronaldo blanked Jamie Carragher on that occasion. It now appears that Neville has joined Ronaldo’s list of bad boys.

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Cristiano Ronaldo smile with Gary Neville after winning the Premier League

Many people criticized Ronaldo for what he did on the field, and many saw it as an unnecessary thing to do to your former teammate, even if he criticizes you for your poor performance.

Since Ronaldo does not like the criticism, the best he decided to do was to throw a jab at Neville since he respected the ex-footballer when he was his senior colleague at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: ‘I don’t think Cristiano is taking that call (if Neville calls him). Knowing Cristiano it’s gone isn’t it. You’ve said what you said and believe what you believe.

‘I think what I would have done differently if I was recreating that scenario, I would maybe have gone and shook a couple of hands and said: ‘you talk too much, cya later’ and then gone. Just a little jab in there.

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‘They would have (crossed paths), (Neville) would have gone to the gantry straightaway. You’re not going to go and search out someone when you’re preparing for a game.

‘I see why people are saying he didn’t need to do that but from a players perspective, no player is happy when a pundit is criticising them.

‘They were team-mates but they aren’t people that would share texts or stuff like that. And Cristiano respects Gary as well. He respected him as one of the senior players at the club 100%. He would use that as fuel.’

What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Age?

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 to a very poor family in Portugal. The striker is currently 37 years old and in his performances recently, Ronaldo has not been the best of his former self.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action

What Next For Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United will travel to Spain to play against Real Sociedad on November 3, 2022, which is their last match of the Europa League group stage. Manchester United need to win to finish as the group leaders and to avoid playing against a tougher team.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United in the Premier league

Erik Ten Hag could start Ronaldo as the striker and allow everybody to play around him. Ronaldo scored in the last encounter at Old Trafford, but it was ruled out by VAR for a foul.

Real Sociedad have been performing badly in La Liga and beating Manchester United will be very difficult for them. Manchester United have played seven matches and lost none in the last one month.

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