Over the summer, Manchester United have been involved in a transfer saga bigger than expected, Cristiano Ronaldo and his potential move away from the club. Gary Neville has had some strong words for his form team in which that they face a repeat of their nightmare experience with French International Paul Pogba.
If they don’t allow the Portugal forward to leave this summer, this would create a lot of unneeded attention to a team that is trying to rebuild since the new manager Erik ten Hag has arrived.
Ronaldo has only featured for 45 minutes of football in the whole of pre-season with speculation he has wanted to leave because of the lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford. Many fans are unsure why this could be the main reason, especially considering this was known months ago.
Here is what Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has had to say on the whole Cristiano Ronaldo matter:
“Let me be really clear, Ronaldo’s achievements in football go beyond anything that anybody could ever wish for and imagine,” the former Red Devils captain began while speaking on the Overlap, in partnership with Sky Bet . “He’ll go down in the top players of all time and always will be, and what happens this summer at Manchester United will be forgotten about in 20 years.
“But it’s unpalatable for me to watch, as an ex-Manchester United captain, an ex-Manchester United senior player, and thinking that at this moment in time the star player in the dressing room is playing up. It happened at times over the last few years where you had Pogba’s agent – not necessarily Pogba all the time but his agent – always playing up with the club.
“You can’t have your star player in a club running the shop. You cannot have it. So when Sir Alex Ferguson, in the past, moved players on it was because that player needed to be moved on. I know Manchester United fans, but if Ronaldo wants to leave, Manchester United – in my mind – should facilitate that.”
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