Jamie Carragher has taken a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo, telling the striker that no team in Europe wants him, not even his Manchester United team-mates.
Ronaldo’s potential move away from Old Trafford, less than a year after his supposedly heroic return, has been raging for weeks.
The 37-year-old is desperate to leave United to win the Champions League this season after failing to help the club qualify for it last season.
Such is the five Ballon d’Or winner’s desire to leave that he actually walked off the ground at half-time in last weekend’s friendly draw with Rayo Vallecano, his first pre-season outing of the summer, that Erik ten Haag was not pleased. with.
The only problem for Ronaldo is that any club that have been linked with him have quickly ruled out a move or failed to make a bid altogether, and now Carragher has told the striker outright that nobody wants him.
“I always believed him [Ronaldo] it was a strange signing,” Carragher told Overlap, in association with Sky Bet, “I always felt that this situation would come, even if Ronaldo did great for you [Manchester United].
“He signed a two-year contract plus another year, which I couldn’t believe, and he’s never going to play second fiddle to anyone, but as players at a certain stage in your career, we all know you’re not the same player. , and his career has continued longer because he is such a great professional.
“But the fact that he’s now 37, 38 this season, he’s not the same player. He’s still a great goalscorer, but he’s not the same player. No other team in Europe right now wants him, I could be wrong.
“But it doesn’t look like United can get him out, so at the moment the other clubs don’t want him. And I think if you asked Ten Haag, I don’t think he wants him. And I’m not quite. I’m sure the Manchester United dressing room will they wanted Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment.”
Publicly, United’s stance is still that they do not want to sell the striker, who, along with Anthony Martial, is one of only two options up front for Ten Haag at the moment.
Now they just need to find someone to sign him, which won’t be easy if Carragher is right…
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