It was a controversial departure for Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. After his explosive TV interview with Piers Morgan, his second stint with the team came to a sudden end. Both parties agreed to put an end to the contract while Ronaldo was away with the Portuguese national team, so he did not have an opportunity to say his farewells to his colleagues.
It appears that, since departing Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has organized a getaway with a few of his former teammates in order to say farewell. Ronaldo recently signed with Al-Nassr, a team from Saudi Arabia, after leaving Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo invites Manchester United players to a holiday in Saudi Arabia – AS USA https://t.co/FAVEwHcp0k pic.twitter.com/rO9Do739K4
— Manchester United (@ManUtd24x7) January 29, 2023
It has been reported that Ronaldo has extended an invitation to some of his former Manchester United teammates to join him in his native Portugal or even in Saudi Arabia. According to the reports, a source from United said: “There are still a few lads here who have nothing but respect for Ronny and were sad how it all ended because they never got to say a proper goodbye. He recently left the player WhatsApp groups but promised to keep in touch with a few and has invited them to his new place in Lisbon and to Saudi to watch him play.”
The invitation list includes Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, and Raphael Varane who are all close friends of Cristiano Ronaldo and have established a strong connection through their participation in soccer.
Not everyone hated Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United
When Cristiano Ronaldo first arrived at Manchester United in 2003, he was a young, raw and inexperienced 18-year-old. Nobody could have predicted the impact he would have on the English club and the world of football. He would go on to become one of the best players in the world, winning the Champions League, five Premier League titles, and five Ballon d’Or awards.
However, his return to Manchester United in 20121 was not as successful as his first spell and it was short-lived. Ronaldo was never able to replicate his success from his first time in England, and it seemed like everyone had lost faith in him. Everyone, that is, except for some of his former Real Madrid comrades.
Casemiro and Varane, who had been good friends with Ronaldo at Real Madrid, both spoke positively of the Portuguese forward when he left Manchester United. They both praised his work ethic and commitment to the club, and they both stated that Ronaldo was still one of the best players in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants a #MUFC reunion in the Middle East 👀https://t.co/NUqxjgvZKH
— Daily Star Sport (@DailyStar_Sport) January 29, 2023
Bruno Fernandes, who plays with Ronaldo for the Portuguese national team, also spoke highly of the star. Harry Maguire, one of the captains at Manchester United, also had good things to say about Ronaldo. He said that Ronaldo was always willing to offer advice and he had been a great influence on the younger players.
Although not everyone at Manchester United was a fan of Ronaldo, there were still some who recognized his greatness and respected him for his achievements.
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