Athletic conducted an online survey of Man Utd fans on whether to liquidate the contract or keep Ronaldo, after an “explosive” interview between CR7 and journalist Piers Morgan on November 15.
As a result, 84.8% of “Red Devils” fans want the team to liquidate the CR7 contract immediately. In addition, 88.6% of the audience voted for the option “Ronaldo should not play for Man Utd any more matches” and 94.7% of the audience wanted to see Man Utd issue a heavy disciplinary penalty to the superstar. Portuguese.
In addition, 72.6% of “Red Devils” fans believe that the team’s recruitment of Ronaldo in the summer transfer window 2021 is the wrong move.
Daily Mail said that not only fans but Ronaldo’s teammates also want the Portuguese superstar to leave Man Utd. They feel that CR7 does not respect themselves as well as coach Erik ten Hag. In the opposite direction, Ronaldo said that he was also not respected at Man Utd.
On November 16, the Guardian said that the Glazer family fully supported coach Ten Hag to punish Ronaldo by removing the Portuguese striker from the squad. American owners will have the final say in the liquidation of the Portuguese superstar. The decision is made after the full interview is published.
Raphael Varane, Ronaldo’s teammate at Man Utd and Real Madrid, admitted: “Obviously it affects us. The players keep an eye on what’s happening and what’s being done. “We’re trying to calm the situation our way, not getting too involved in it,” they said.
Ronaldo joined the Portuguese team and started training from November 14 to prepare for the 2022 World Cup. After a sick stay at the club, Ronaldo went to the field to practice in the best condition.
On the morning of November 18 (Hanoi time), Portugal won 4-0 in a friendly match against Nigeria. Coach Fernando Santos confirmed Ronaldo had gastritis and did not enter his name on the squad.
Ronaldo sets the time to retire
“I want to play for at most two or three more years. I want to retire at 40. It’s probably the right time,” Cristiano Ronaldo shared with Piers Morgan.
“Sure. I will withdraw from the national team,” Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed when asked by journalist Morgan about the possibility of retiring from Portugal if he won the World Cup in Qatar.
“I am very optimistic. The Portuguese team has a great coach and a great generation of players. We will definitely have a memorable tournament. However, it is a difficult task and we need to try our best,” shared the player born in 1985.
On the morning of November 18 part 2 of Ronaldo’s interview continued to be posted. Here, the Portuguese superstar rated France, Spain, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil as bright candidates for the 2022 World Cup. In addition, England also had a chance to win the cup. first world gold since 1966.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s greatest goalscorer with 117 goals in 191 games. Ronaldo’s best achievement at the World Cup was reaching the semi-finals in 2006. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Portugal had to stop right away in the round of 16.
CR7 is facing obstacles in the process of preparing for the 2022 World Cup. The 37-year-old striker could not attend the friendly match between Portugal and Nigeria on the morning of November 18 due to gastritis.
At the 2022 World Cup, Portugal is in Group H with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea. In the opening match on November 24, Ronaldo and his teammates will face Ghana.