The Portuguese was reminded that no one wanted him in the summer, with Gary Neville urging Cristiano Ronaldo to stay with the Red Devils.
A little about the topic
Cristiano Ronaldo spent most of the last transfer window pushing for Old Trafford exits, which led to his association with Bayern Munich and the Blues, but the deadline passed without a deal. The Portuguese striker has since been forced to settle for a supporting role in Erik ten Hag’s plans, with more bench duties, but Gary says this shouldn’t be considered an insult and that Cristiano Ronaldo could still play an important role for Manchester United over the course of the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign.
What did Neville say about Cristiano Ronaldo?
The former Red Devils defender said he hopes that, as with any player approaching the end of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo will accept that he will not play every game and he will stay and become a massive contributor like he was on the night of Sunday and Man Utd will have a good season. According to Gary Neville, if Cristiano stays, he thinks they have a much better chance of being a top four team, even if he doesn’t play every week and he comes off the bench like he did against the Toffees.
But Gary suspects his mentality, his psyche is such that he cannot play. Ronaldo feels it’s an insult and the people he has a lot of respect in the game think he’s not respected when he’s on the bench, but he doesn’t see it at all.
Neville thinks Ten Hag came out of it very well. Gary hopes that Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to think: “Where will I play, where the fans love me so much, where else are there trophies on the table? We can succeed. Where will he play in Europe?. The Englishman says that Nobody wanted him in the summer transfer window, Gary thinks Man Utd played him pretty well, this one.