Man Utd legend Ferdinand claims Ronaldo transfer demand is not a ‘big story’ amid ‘unforgivable’ claims

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Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand looks at his fellow pundits Credit: PA Images
Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand looks at his fellow pundits Credit: PA Images

Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand says that he doesn’t understand how Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave the club is a “big story”.

The Portugal international has made it clear to the Red Devils hierarchy that he wants to be able to transfer to another club if a ‘satisfactory’ offer is made.

And The Sun have now reported that Man Utd have now accepted that they will have to sell him this summer to avoid the situation turning into a saga.

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Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Man Utd last season but the Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

And Ferdinand is not surprised Ronaldo – who has missed training this week because of ‘family reasons’ – isn’t happy at Man Utd with the 37-year-old desperate to play in the Champions League next campaign.

Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel: “You’re talking about Cristiano Ronaldo here!

“I don’t understand how it’s a big story that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with the way things are at Man United. He can’t be. I wouldn’t be.

“Anyone who wants to win football matches or trophies, anyone who is used to winning and competing every year at the top of the table for the biggest prizes, and then all of a sudden isn’t – and doesn’t even qualify for the Champions League – you can’t sit here and expect them to be happy.

“He’s not happy with missing out on the Champions League. He doesn’t even know what the Europa League soundtrack sounds like!

“When that comes on, he’s going to be thinking ‘what dance am I in here?'”

But former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor thinks Ronaldo’s actions are “unforgivable” and Man Utd fans have every right to feel “angry”.

“Sometimes we can’t comment because we don’t know the personal reasons but it seems a bit of coincidence that it comes out that he wants to leave and then he’s not there for the first day of pre-season,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.

“The whole scenario for me, I feel Ronaldo is going to ruin his legacy at Man United. He’s one of their best-ever players, he’s done amazing for them with big goals.

“But when they really need you, you’re jumping ship? They struggled last season, they are in the Europa League and because he wants Champions League football, he’s going to jump ship.

“Where is the love for Man United? Where’s the loyalty from someone that has played so many games for Man United.

“It just shows that some footballers pretend that they love a club and they don’t. Ronaldo went to Man United because they gave him a £500,000-a-week, not because he loves Man United. It was probably the best offer he had on the table, that’s the only reason he went back.

“It just shows when the club need him and are in a different stage where they need to rebuild and are in the Europa League, struggling to get near the top two, he wants to jump ship.

“It’s unforgivable for me. If I was a fan I’d definitely be angry with him and think he’s ruining his legacy.

“He’s had all the Champions League with Real Madrid and Man United and won league titles. If you really loved the club you would stay with them and get them back into the Champions League this season.”

 

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