Man Utd handed transfer U-turn dilemma as Cristiano Ronaldo contradicts ‘challenge’ claim
Manchester United have adop’ted a not-for-sale stance over Cris’tiano Ronaldo following revelatio’ns he is looking to leave Old Trafford this summer, but the club ma’y be better off reconsideri’ng.
So much for Cristiano Ronaldo craving a challe’nge.
The Portuguese sensatio’n has himself previously claim’ed he’s motivated by overcomi’ng difficulty, but as his supp”osedly beloved Manchester United continue to find ti’mes toilsome, it appears the famed forward’ isn’t up for the task. Remember t’hat old adage: when the going g’ets tough, the tough get going? We’ll it seems Ronaldo has taken that q’uite literally.
The iconic No.7 was supp’osed to be the man to inspire Unit’ed to a return to the glory day’s of yesteryear, glory days’ the 37-year-old himself was an inte’gral part of. But amid revelation’s that Ronaldo has requested to leave Old Trafford this summer, the strik’er seems intent on shirking su’ch responsibility as he contr’adicts his own challenge-craving cl’aims.
Back in 2019, a year af’ter ending his nine-year love aff’air with Real Madrid by signing fo’r the underdogs that are Ju’ventus, Ronaldo told TVI of how he “certainly loves chall’enges”. The striker himself appe’ared to reinforce that asser’tion last summer by sealing a sensational Old Trafford homecoming.
In their hour of need, Ron’aldo returned and it see’med for all the world he was ready to em’bark on arguably the greatest cha’llenge of his illustrious career in he’lping restore United’s status as 1 of football’s most formidable forces. However, the club’s fans hav’e clearly been misled.
Just two years on fro’m his challenge-craving decl’aration, Ronaldo left Juventus in th’e mire at the first sign of trouble.’ And while, suffice to say, there h’as been more than one indicat’ion that all is not well at Old Traffo’rd, the five-time Ballon d’Or win’ner is up to his old tricks.
It seems Ronaldo doesn’t int’end to stick around to inspire a U’nited comeback after all. In hi’ndsight, it was remiss of the Red De’vils to ignore the Juventus war’ning signs before sealing a senti’mental reunion with the super’star.
Unsurprisingly, United appear adamant they will stand by their not-for-sale stance, but perhaps it is best for all parties that they let the club legend go. Clearly, he’s not prepared to go into the trenches with Erik ten Hag so why waste the energy on trying to convince him to hang around for the fight?
Needless to say, while United must avoid offloading Ronaldo to a Premier League rival at all costs, should a suitable offer arrive from abroad this summer, the club may be better off doing away with their resistant approach. With the situation at risk of becoming messy, it may be wise for United to bow to Ronaldo’s demands and preserve what’s left of his legacy before it’s too late.