Fabio Capello slams ‘arrogant’ Ronaldo who’s too ‘cumbersome’ to perform for top club

Ronaldo predicted to retire Credit: Alamy
Ronaldo predicted to retire Credit: Alamy

Fabio Capello has branded Cristiano Ronaldo “arrogant” and “cumbersome” as the former Manchester United striker waits on a contract that may never arrive.

Ronaldo forced his exit from United through his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, before a fall out out with Portugal manager Fernando Santos saw him relegated to the bench at the World Cup.

And former England manager Fabio Capello has slammed the veteran star: “Ronaldo brought it onto himself and for what he’s done in his career, it’s a shame,” he said.

“As a player, he can’t be questioned, but he was arrogant. He offered himself without finding any club that would believe in him; he’s become a bit cumbersome for a team.”

Saudi side Al Nassr are the only side to have tabled a concrete offer for Ronaldo thus far, with a contract worth a whopping £183m, but Ronaldo is yet to agree to the deal as he appears to be holding out for a European club. It could be a long wait.

One player who seems to have benefited from Ronaldo’s departure from United is Bruno Fernandes, who also looked more comfortable for Portugal with his compatriot not in the team.

And one of Ronaldo’s biggest fanboys, Patrice Evra, told Amazon Prime on Tuesday night that Fernandes is relishing being “the boss again” under Erik ten Hag.

“Bruno Fernandes has to be the main man and you can feel it now Ronaldo is not here anymore and you can feel that he is the boss again,” Evra said after United’s 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

“He is the one taking the free-kicks, the one taking the corner kicks and I am sorry, that is what Bruno Fernandes needs.”

“I remember when I talked with him after a game and he didn’t want to say that, because he would be like ‘I can’t play with every player’, but you can’t have two chefs like they say in French, and that’s what happened so I am not surprised about the performance of Bruno Fernandes.”

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