Mercato | Mercato: Confessions of Cristiano Ronaldo on his return to Manchester United!

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. by Th.B.

Along with Raphaël Varane and Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo posed in a Manchester United shirt this summer, returning to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid. It was an opportunity for the Portuguese to look back on the team’s debut and his own this season.

After an inflammatory message on his personal Instagram account on August 17, in which he expressed his fed-up with the incessant rumors about him and his future, Cristiano Ronaldo nevertheless left the < strong> Juventus at the end of August, a few days before the end of the summer transfer window, in order to find Manchester United twelve years after his departure of the Mancunian club. A timing that his now ex-teammate Giorgio Chiellini regretted as evidenced by his recent leaked message to DAZN. “(Cristiano) Ronaldo left on August 28, it would have been better for us if he had left earlier. We were a little shocked. If he had left earlier we would have had time to prepare better ”. Companion of Chiellini within the central hinge of Juventus Leonardo Bonucci even hinted at Prime Video Sport that with the departure of Ronaldo, the Turin team will be able to find a certain identity and not fully play for him. “Ronaldo made a decision that we respect. Last year the team played for him, now the squad need to recapture the Juve spirit that existed before his arrival. Last year, although we won two trophies, we did not win the Scudetto mainly because of our own demerits rather than the merits of those who won ”.

Pogba is happy with his return…

However, the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United made one happy. And not just any since it is Paul Pogba whose contract with the Red Devils only runs until next June, but who recently made knowing he liked playing in Manchester . Ronaldo could turn the tide regarding the future of Pogba . Regardless, the French world champion is proud to play alongside the man who is nicknamed CR7. “Ronaldo, this is Ronaldo. He scored a goal in his own way. It's a feeling of déjà vu. Everyone knows him. There is no need for me to present it. We are talking about a world class champion, he is among the best players in the world. We can only be happy to play with him ”. Here is the message that Pogba gave to Sky Sport on Wednesday following the victory of Manchester United in the Champions League against Atalanta (3-2).

Cristiano Ronaldo discusses United's transfer window and the work he has to do with his teammates

Asked to comment on the somewhat sluggish start of Manchester United since his arrival whether in the Champions League, the Premier League or the Carabao Cup, a competition in which the Red Devils were eliminated by West Ham, < strong> Cristiano Ronaldo asked for patience on the Sky Sports microphone. Indeed, according to the number 7 of the Manchester club, Manchester United is still in the adaptation phase. “We are in a moment in my opinion in Manchester where they have made some changes. They bought me, (Raphaël) Varane and (Jadon) Sancho. Adaptation will take time. Even for the system in which we play. But I think step by step we have to get into our heads that anything is possible. I'm not just talking about my individual affairs. I place the collective above all else. It's easier to win things as a collective than it is to win individual things. So I believe it and I still believe it is possible. So everyone should now know their role. I know mine in the team and in the club. My role is to score goals, to help the team with my experience, my knowledge of the game. And to help the team. If every player thinks that way, I think we'll be a better team, able to sacrifice themselves for the team. When you have no more strength in your legs to run but in your mind you have to be strong. We have fantastic supporters behind us, a fantastic stadium, a fantastic team. So we must continue ”. It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will manage to produce the football and the results expected by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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