On Sunday afternoon, Cristiano Ronaldo witnessed a massacre. On the bench, like so many times this season, the Portuguese saw Manchester United humiliated by their neighbor and rival, Manchester City. Defeat by 6-3 in which he did not participate because his coach, Erik ten Hag, did not put him on the line. The Dutch coach explained his choice at a press conference after the match.
Ten Hag left him on the bench against City
“I didn’t bring him out of respect for his great career”, he confessed to journalists. A justification considered honest by some. Others saw it as a new lack of respect for the Lusitanian international, who still scored countless goals last season and during his career. Among the followers of CR7 we find Roy Keane. The former Man Utd player defended the 37-year-old striker as he attacked the Old Trafford residents.
“I think United are disrespecting Ronaldo. We should have let him go before the end of the transfer window. The manager stopped him. Ok, he said he wanted options. But you don’t keep Ronaldo to put him on the bench. He is one of the best players of all time. He had options (moving this summer, editor’s note). (…) United showed nothing but disrespect to Ronaldo”.
The Dutchman is up for an exit
But the story should end in January 2023. In any case, that is the wish of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is betting on a good World Cup to attract the clubs that compete in the Champions League. This summer, some had also tested the terrain, such as Chelsea and Atlético, without reaching the end. Only Al-Hilal had made a crazy offer. This winter, the situation should change. Especially since the Mancunians have already decided.
the Telegram reveals that Erik ten Hag, who had wanted to stay with him this summer before agreeing to a possible departure, informed his management that the door was already wide open for CR7 in the winter 2023 transfer window. it will be an obstacle for his exit if a good offer arrives. Good news for CR7 and his agent Jorge Mendes, who will be able to work on this file. Some observers also see Chelsea going on the offensive, especially as Todd Boehly wanted it this summer but Thomas Tuchel had refused. But the German is gone and MU is open to a way out. All lights are green for CR7.