Future Of Cristiano Ronaldo: Nani, Former Manchester United Player, Implores No. 7 To Stay
According to Nani, a former teammate, Manchester United cannot afford to let Cristiano Ronaldo depart the football club this summer.
After United missed out on qualifying for the Champions League, Ronaldo wants to leave Old Trafford this summer, sources told ESPN earlier this month. Chelsea, however, has ruled out making a move for the 37-year-old.
Cristiano Ronaldo future: Ex-Manchester United teammate Nani urges No.7 to stay
Ronaldo and Nani were teammates at United and while representing Portugal internationally. Nani expressed his hope that the forward stays at the team.
Nani, who joined Melbourne Victory only in time to play his previous team at the MCG on Friday, said, “I hope [he stays].”
Nani Urges Ronaldo To Stay At Man United
“He is a crucial player and one who consistently contributes. I hope he’s in the right frame of mind to support the team, so hopefully he’ll stay.”
Nani claimed he made attempts to contact Ronaldo but was unable in doing so.
Nani said, “When he’s on vacation he doesn’t answer the phone to anybody. When I sought to speak with him, he responded, “I’m so busy right now, we’ll talk soon,”
Ronaldo is not transferable, according to United, and manager Erik ten Hag made it clear at his first press conference of the summer that the striker will remain on the team for the upcoming campaign.
Luke Shaw stated that the training sessions are already better than they were the previous year. Ten Hag has been putting the players through their paces during the trip to Thailand and Australia.
Shaw remarked, “We can’t be content with the team’s performance any longer. It’s not where the club should be, and we realize that in terms of higher intensity and what we should be doing, the levels have have to change dramatically.
“And I believe there has been a noticeable improvement, particularly in training, during the past two weeks.”