Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is not in the plans – without winning a trophy this season – and it is unclear if he will remain at the club next September.
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The Portuguese icon rejoins United from Juventus August last year and some believe he will be the final piece to their puzzle. United, however, has didn’t win a trophy and dropped to fifth in Premier League – despite Ronaldo’s 18 goals in all competitions.
And Neville, who played alongside Ronaldo during his United days, believes his former Old Trafford team-mate’s future depends on the club’s next management appointment as well as accept inconsistent game time. Interim boss Ralf Rangnick will begin a two-year consulting job this summer.
“I’m not sure, it depends on who the manager is and what the project is for the new manager,” Neville said. Sports sky when asked about his thoughts on Ronaldo’s future.
“Does he want to build a young squad rich in fitness and progress? Ronaldo could play there – but if he wants to play every week, it seems, then maybe the manager wants a start new head.
“He might want young players to basically play high pressing from the front and be able to create a high pitch that way. If he wants to play in a different way and can accept that he will If there’s a great goalscorer on the team, someone who’s basically the greatest goalscorer of all time, yes, there’s a place for him.
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“But I think it has to be a Ronaldo accepting that he won’t play every week and there will be moments when he doesn’t play and I think that’s important. He doesn’t seem to accept that too well. , which is a good thing, he is clearly motivated and wants to play every game.
“But I’m 50-50. And I’m not just in a 50-50 view on whether the club want to keep him, but whether Cristiano wants to stay in Manchester and play at the club that’s going to be 38 years old or not. no. and year 39.”
Speaking last month, the World Cup champion Frank Leboeuf urges Ronaldo to consider retirement. The Frenchman said: “You know what? I think there was a time when you had to think, ‘What am I supposed to do with my life and career?’
“And perhaps it’s time for Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of his career to ask himself and to discuss with himself, and possibly some of his family, what he has to do for the rest of his career. career, if there is a future in his career.
“I don’t want to watch Ronaldo and regret it because he’s been at the top for many years. I don’t want him to be a normal player. He’s been a great player for too long. I like him. It’s better than giving up on a top career.”
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