Roy Keane stood up for Ronaldo. “He loves the club, he wants to play and he has to play”.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his stay at Man Utd has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Meanwhile, Roy Keane recently came to the Portuguese’s defense. The Irishman shared his opinion on the situation around the 37-year-old.
- Cristiano Ronaldo fails to convince Erik ten Hague
- Man Utd manager consistently overlooks Portuguese when determining lineup
- The 37-year-old is still hungry to play, but has to accept the decisions of his boss
Ronaldo disappointed with his situation at Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Man Utd last year. The Portuguese was supposed to be a guarantee of the Red Devils’ return to the top. In the end, however, the Old Trafford team not only failed to win the Premier League championship, but also failed to qualify for the Champions League. Thus, Erik ten Hag was called in to rebuild the team’s strength. The Dutchman often decides to make controversial decisions.
– Ten Hag is disappointed that Ronaldo didn’t want to last until the end of the game in the stadium, but he has had enough of the situation. He has lost his head. I would be more worried if Ronaldo sat on the bench every week and laughed himself to tears without worrying about it. I think the guy is worried,” said Roy Keane as quoted by the Daily Mail.
– He loves the club, wants to play and needs to play. Of course, Ronaldo is no longer the footballer he was ten years ago. In any case, in the previous campaign he was the team’s top scorer and that was no coincidence. He ended up at Manchester United, a weak Manchester United, a very weak Manchester United, but he still managed to maintain his effectiveness,” the Irishman added.
Cristiao Ronaldo was recently suspended by the club, resulting in him having to train with Man Utd’s youth team. In addition, the Portuguese had to accept a financial penalty. This was a result of him leaving the stadium during a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur. This was seen as disrespectful to his employer’s club by Manchester United officials.