Cristiano Ronaldo insisted throughout the summer to leave Manchester United, but the Portuguese could not find an ambitious team competing in the Champions League, continuing his stay at Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag appreciates and believes in the qualities and experience of the 37-year-old, but the place in the lineup must be won with work and goals. CR7 is not getting many minutes at United, who have managed to recover from a disappointing start to the Premier League.
Rio Ferdinand, the former teammate of hundreds of battles and many trophy wins with United at the time when there was a legend like Sir Alex Ferguson on the bench, takes the Dutch coach’s side and explains why Ronaldo is playing less.
“Cristiano did not develop a preparatory phase. We also have Rashford who is scoring and giving a lot of assists. These are the reasons why Ronaldo is not playing. Let’s not forget that the team is more important than any individual.
I know that Cristiano has lost his mind with this situation that has been created, a guy like him who has achieved so much in football cannot be satisfied when he does not achieve his goals and objectives.
But, Ronaldo is an exemplary professional and he will definitely be focused when the moment comes, he will use his chance”, declared the former English center back of Manchester United