Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped from the Manchester United squad for their upcoming game against Aston Villa. The release of the Portugal international was a surprise, but it does not mean that the club have thrown in the towel on the Portuguese legend. After all, he has no intentions of moving to Juventus and wants to build a new team around himself. Here are some of the reasons why the club decided to let Ronaldo go.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to build a new team around him at Manchester United
There have been reports that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and sign for Manchester United again. The Portuguese international has been unhappy in recent months at Real and feels that Florentino Perez has betrayed him by not offering a better contract after a UEFA Champions League win in June. He has now confirmed that he intends to leave the Spanish giants in the summer. Meanwhile, Real have reportedly been eyeing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as new signings. Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Real runs until 2021.
Former Ajax coach Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United next season. Van Basten has said that the club must invest in the team in order to compete for the Premier League title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson took over. The Dutch legend has also urged interim manager Erik ten Hag to listen to the Portuguese superstar.
The Portuguese forward wants to build a team around him at Manchester United and is not going to be tied down by a contract extension. He will be competing with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani for starting places in the team. The arrival of Greenwood will undoubtedly shake up the Premier League and create excitement in the United fan base. It’s an exciting move for both Manchester United and Ronaldo.
He has no intention of joining Juventus
In a press conference ahead of their match against Empoli, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that Cristiano has no intention of joining the Italian club in the future. Allegri has insisted that there are no hard feelings between him and the Portuguese star and that he has no desire to leave the club. However, he has made no further comments. Reports on Sky Sports and ESPN say that Ronaldo left training after an hour, which indicates that he does not have any intention of staying in Turin.
The deal was signed with the sole intention of boosting Juventus’ chances of lifting the UEFA Champions League this season. Juventus had already been dominating Italian football for decades, but they subsequently lost their sway domestically. In 2018, they finished fourth in Serie A after a nine-year title run. The club has a lack of a clear plan of action after the disappointing result in the Round of 16.
Although Juventus are preparing to sell Ronaldo at the end of the season, the Portuguese has no intention of doing so. He has been happy at the Allianz Stadium with his family. In the meantime, he is set to sign a new contract with Man City manager Pep Guardiola. This will be the last season that the Portuguese will stay in Italy. This is not surprising given his recent record of being one of the best players of all time.
He wants to rebuild a new team around him
Manchester United have signed Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with Juventus and Real Madrid. Ronaldo is expected to play a pivotal role in United’s plans. While he is an exceptional athlete, his game is based on ball-striking and efficient movement. Although his output has consistently exceeded expectations, his game has been dictated by his manager. The contract for Ronaldo is set to expire in a year, so he must now focus on building a new team around him for the future.
A move to the MLS would allow Ronaldo to play his best football for a new team in a new league. He would join a team with genuine title hopes. He could join in mid-season in the United States, after the English season concludes. A successful season could lead to the Golden Boot and MLS Cup. It would be a dream scenario if Ronaldo challenges Chris Wondolowski for the all-time MLS goals record.
United want to keep Ronaldo, who has scored more goals at Old Trafford this season than anyone else in their squad. He has a year left on his contract and an option to extend it by another year. He will probably leave in the summer, but his contract expires in 2023. If he does leave, United could be forced to sign a new contract for him.
He has been dropped from the squad to face Aston Villa
The Italian international has been left out of Manchester United’s squad for the visit of Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Saturday. The decision follows criticism of his lacklustre displays and poor body language. According to bookmaker Betfair, he is 9/4 to be omitted from the squad. But he should still feature against Aston Villa. If he is included, it will mean he is fit.
The reason for Ronaldo’s absence is a hip problem. Although he is expected to be back in time for the Aston Villa match, he still had problems with his hip flexor in training. It is unknown whether the injury has affected the Portugal international’s fitness. This is a disappointing blow for United. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of their top scorers this season but has only scored one goal in their last ten games.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest absentee from Manchester United’s squad to face Aster Villa. Although the interim manager Ralf Rangnick had hoped that Ronaldo would be available, the forward missed training on Friday. This has meant that the interim manager felt it was best to leave him out of the match. Despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the team will still be a major force in the Premier League.
He wants to build a new team around him at Manchester United
The Portuguese star has hinted at the possibility of building a new Manchester United team around him. Former Ajax coach Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to listen to the Dutch legend and keep Ronaldo. The former Real Madrid striker has 22 goals this season, and is the club’s third highest Premier League scorer. The Netherlands legend has also said that a team built around Ronaldo could lead to a better league finish than United are currently.
Although the hierarchy of Manchester United has ruled out any move for Ronaldo, the former Juventus forward is also interested in building a new team around himself. While Manchester United have denied any move for the Portuguese star, reports have suggested that the Argentine has met with super-agent Jorge Mendes. It is not known whether the two men discussed Ronaldo’s contract or not, but the latter is reportedly interested.
Despite a long-term contract, Manchester United have been in the market for a new striker since the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign. With a year to run on his current contract, it is vital that the club make the necessary investment to win the Premier League title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s time. Cristiano Ronaldo has been a mainstay in the team since his arrival from Juventus in 2021 and has scored 24 goals in 37 appearances this season.
He has been sold to Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG. Manchester United recently lost on penalties to Villarreal in the Europa League final, while Bayern has a good chance of winning a major trophy next year. Real Madrid have a solid squad, and they are looking to rebuild after the COVID-19 outbreak that affected the team. Bayern, meanwhile, have a lot of attacking holes to fill, and Ronaldo may be interested in joining them.
The three biggest clubs in Europe are keeping Cristiano Ronaldo’s options open this summer. Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSG are the leading contenders for the coveted Portuguese striker. Ronaldo has a year left on his contract at Juventus, but he has repeatedly spoken to the club’s new manager Massimiliano Allegri. If he does leave, the new club will have to match the price that Juventus demanded for him.
If there’s one player in Serie A who has a difficult time adjusting to the Italian league, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The superstar has struggled to adapt to Serie A’s rigors and has failed to turn Juventus into a force to be reckoned with. Whether he’s a game-changer or a financial burden for Juventus remains to be seen.
Ronaldo has struggled to adapt to life in Serie A
Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri has analyzed why Cristiano Ronaldo has had a tough time adjusting to Serie A life at Juventus. He believes that only Zinedine Zidane can handle the Brazilian star. Trezeguet, who has just left his role as Juventus brand ambassador, also hinted at disharmony in the dressing room. He suggested that Ronaldo was taking Porto’s Round of 16 elimination particularly hard.
Despite being a world class player, Juventus is not a world-class club. While the club has some elite talent, it is no match for Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, or Bayern Munich. Nonetheless, it is hard to argue with Ronaldo’s talent. The Portuguese has won five Champions League titles, and his fifth would be a record in European club competitions. Ronaldo’s 134 goals already rank him as the leading scorer in UEFA Champions League history.
Juve fans were blinded by the possibility of winning the Champions League and a Champions League trophy. Agnelli and the board must have imagined a top spot in the Deloitte Football Money League. But the reality is very different. After all, they had spent millions of dollars on Ronaldo. But that’s not all. Ronaldo’s superstar status meant Juventus’ sponsorship money increased, and the club’s reputation skyrocketed.
There are rumors that he wants to leave the club and return to Sporting. Despite this, Juventus have not yet ruled out a move. The player’s current contract expires in 2021, but the club is keen to hold on to the superstar, even after a disappointing season. Earlier this year, the club’s managing director, Fabio Paratici, said that they would do everything possible to keep him.
While Cristiano Ronaldo may be largely unnecessary in domestic competition, his presence in the Champions League could prove vital. While some cynics may say he should have joined Frosinone instead of Juventus, it would have been the perfect opportunity to bring the Italian club to a title, which would surely rank among his greatest achievements. But, the reality is that Ronaldo has struggled to adapt to life in Serie A at Juventus, and he may not stay for much longer.
He hasn’t been a game-changer for Juventus
The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus hasn’t exactly been a success. Firstly, the team has grown old. Ronaldo is now thirty years old, while the average age of Juve’s players playing more than a thousand minutes in the league is 24. Juve also struggled to find a rhythm and a cohesive play style. Juve tried to cater to Ronaldo’s demands by playing attractive system-based football, but this only made them look disjointed. Ultimately, this meant that Juve won games on individualism and not together as a team.
Juventus’ success relies on Ronaldo’s performance. Last season, Juventus’ reliance on Ronaldo meant that they struggled to win the Serie A title. However, a change of manager has improved the team’s attack and Ronaldo is enjoying a renewed sense of confidence. Despite the lack of a clear blueprint for success, Ronaldo has remained a constant threat to score goals.
It’s worth noting that Ronaldo hasn’t been a match-changer in the league, despite having played for Real Madrid for eight seasons. The Portuguese has had only one goal in his three games with Juventus and has failed to make a decisive impact on the game. However, his recent success with Juventus has left the team’s fans begging for more from the Portuguese star.
Although Ronaldo is still a formidable goalscorer, Juventus are also less effective without him. The Italian team had won nine consecutive Serie A titles before the Ronaldo signing, but finished fourth last year. And while Juventus did win the league, they subsequently lost in the knockout rounds to Lyon, Porto, and Ajax. Hence, their success in Europe has been limited without Ronaldo.
Despite his improved form, the Italian club have consistently changed the system and the coaches that the team uses. Since he arrived at Juventus, the team has switched a lot. Benzema and Mandzukic were among the players that surrounded Ronaldo. The same happened with the returning Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata. Essentially, the team threw things at the wall to see what would stick.
He’s a financial burden for the club
Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing was a risky move for Juventus, as the club hadn’t won the Champions League since 1996. Agnelli was looking to strengthen his brand and push into the realm of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, who are all more than a little bit richer. Unfortunately, Ronaldo is a huge financial burden for Juventus, and the club is not likely to be able to afford him anymore.
While Juventus could have easily competed with the Premier League elite and the likes of Real Madrid, the club is now facing a growing financial burden from Ronaldo. In fact, this contract could even pay for itself through shirt sales alone. The club has renegotiated some of their sponsorship deals in order to make the Ronaldo deal more financially viable. However, the spending on Ronaldo is now a burden that will restrict their ability to invest in new players.
Although Juventus spent EUR 116 million to sign Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, this was the highest amount of money the club had paid for a player in a transfer. The agreement included an annual amortisation of EUR 29 million, and he would earn an average of EUR 31 million in net compensation per year. This meant that Juventus FC absorbed a total annual cost of EUR 86 million. The cost of signing Ronaldo represented 22% of the club’s revenue at the time of his arrival.
While there is no doubt that Ronaldo is a huge financial burden for Juventus, his presence has also had positive business implications. For example, if Covid-19 was not in the picture, Juventus’ matchday and commercial income would have been significantly greater. As a result, Juventus’ stadium revenues increased by 25% in his first season, from EUR 57.2 million to EUR 71.5 million. This was because of a rational ticket price strategy.
While the transfer bans are a positive, a player’s contract should be fulfilled properly. Juventus have a responsibility to make sure a player meets the conditions of the contract. Those conditions include ensuring that Juventus are financially capable of fulfilling the demands of their star player. If a player does not receive what he has agreed upon, he will leave the club. That is why Juventus have to have a contract with the player, or risk losing a lot of money.
He’s a game-changer for Real Madrid
If you’re a Real Madrid fan, then you have probably wondered whether Cristiano Ronaldo can make the move back to the club he left in 2009. The Portuguese striker has a wealth of memories for the club, having won countless trophies and breaking goal-scoring records. Not to mention hat-tricks against the best LaLiga defences. And while many of us can’t imagine a team without Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s no doubt he’ll change the game at the Bernabeu.
As a player, Ronaldo has scored over 200 goals in just over eight seasons with the Spanish giants. He has also won four Champions League titles, three Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, and two LaLiga titles. He has also scored three goals in the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals. As a coach, you can’t help but be impressed by his stats. He has played more than eight hundred games for Real Madrid, scoring more goals than any other player in the club’s history.
Cristiano Ronaldo has changed his position from an explosive winger to an out-and-out centre-forward. While the vast majority of his goals are scored from inside the box, they are not the kind of goals a winger would typically score. Instead, they are often the result of one or two touches of the ball. That makes him a better match for a No. 9 than a winger.
Juventus, meanwhile, have been in a similar position for a while. In 2001, Juventus sold Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid for PS46.7 million. In the same year, Real Madrid bought Kaka from Milan for PS59 million. Both Milan and Real Madrid are in a financial crisis, and the deal was done to help the club through this difficult time. The deal was signed in a year when the ‘Calciopoli’ football scandal hit the Italian league. Juventus was implicated in match-fixing and were stripped of two Serie A titles. The following year, they were relegated to the second division.
After the Champions League final, Ronaldo tied Alfredo Di Stefano in the Real Madrid scoring charts. His 400 goals made him the top scorer in the team’s history. His 400th goal came against Barcelona in April 2014, and after the Real Madrid win, he dedicated the achievement to his old teammate, Eusebio. And he was so happy to receive the accolades, he even said he’d dedicate it to Eusebio.