Rio Ferdinand once again defended that Manchester United should do everything to keep Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad that will compete in the new season. The former captain of the red devils recalls that the Portuguese ace is the guarantee of goals and that the players capable of equaling Ronaldo’s numbers are… in the rivals.
“People say it’s better to let Ronaldo go… Well, first of all bring someone who could score 25 goals. Darwin can’t be anymore, Haaland can’t be either, neither can Lewandowski. These are the three players you look at. to them and you think: ‘They are the only ones capable of fitting into the team immediately’. But they have already moved to another club. That’s why Manchester United can’t let Cristiano Ronaldo leave. They can’t. Even if he’s begging to leave, they can’t allow it. It’s not the right thing to do”, began by saying Ferdinand, in statements reproduced by Manchester Evening Newsproceeding.
“They’re betting on Martial, who was never consistent enough and could even have been released last season. Rashford hasn’t played regularly for 18 months, Jadon Sancho didn’t match last season and Elanga is a kid… We look and we think, ‘Who can take this and drag the others?’ Bruno Fernandes, maybe, but he’s not even a striker. It’s very easy for everyone to say: ‘You have to get rid of Ronaldo, there’s a circus set up around him, he causes a lot of attention.’ Yes, he can bring more attention than what the club wants, but he also guarantees goals every season”, concluded the former England international who was Ronaldo’s teammate.
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