Updated January 4th, 2024 at 23:54 IST
'He contributed alot. It's a shame he left': Ronaldo's Man United teammate Eric Bailly slams Ten Hag
Ex-United star criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo's exit from Manchester United, asserting Ronaldo's contributions deserved more respect.
Cristiano Ronaldo has proved all of his haters from 2022 wrong after ending up the top goal scorer of 2023. The soon-to-be 39-year-old star is showing no signs of stopping. Many, including Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag, believed that the Portugal captain was nearing the end of his career yet saw the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner scoring 54 goals last year, helping Portugal qualify for the UEFA Euros and helping Al-Nassr stay at the top level in Asia. On the other hand, the United manager is still struggling to revive the glory days of the English club.
3 things you need to know
- Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United in 2022 after his contract was mutually terminated
- Cristiano Ronaldo finished the top goal scorer of 2023
- Erik ten-Hag did not treat the Portuguese legend with respect during his time
Erick Bailly made a huge statement about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from United in 2022
Eric Bailly revealed his dissatisfaction at Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United. Ronaldo, widely considered as the finest player in the world, might have made big contributions to the squad, according to Bailly. In an interview with The Athletic, Bailly remarked that Ronaldo deserved to be appreciated at Manchester United, but Erik ten Hag failed to do so. Bailly remarked that it was a terrible manner for the prolific attacker to end his career at Old Trafford, emphasising Ronaldo's wasted opportunity to leave a lasting impression. Eric Bailly said:
"Cristiano Ronaldo returned, the legend coming back. He was the best player in the world for me. Even when he returned, Cristiano contributed a lot to the club and a player like Cristiano deserves to feel important. It's a shame he left in the circumstances he did."
Cristiano Ronaldo has been unstoppable ever since he left Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently at Al Nassr, rebounded from his Manchester United tenure by showcasing his constant goal-scoring ability. He scored an astounding 54 goals in 2023, more than any other player in the world. Ronaldo is still the best scorer worldwide, even if he has moved away from Europe. Fans excitedly await their favourite icon's effort to break his own record in 2024 because of his stellar performance history, as he said in his previous interview that he will not stop anytime soon. Ronaldo continues to push forward with new challenges and goals, and his goal-scoring ability and desire are unwavering. He will be seen in action for Al-Nassr in February against Inter Miami in a friendly game.
Published January 4th, 2024 at 23:54 IST