Manchester United midfielder Casemiro breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit
Speaking in an interview as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro breaks his silence on the exit of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and has wished him all the best for his future.
Manchester United announced last week that they had reached an agreement with Ronaldo to mutually terminate his contract with immediate effect and the 37-year-old Portuguese forward now finds himself without a club.
This decision came in the aftermath of an explosive interview that Ronaldo did with Piers Morgan which did not sit well with the club. The former Juventus star spoke out on a number of topics and hit out at the club and the manager.
Ronaldo’s relationship with the club has been fractious ever since the start of the season. The 37-year-old did not attend pre-season and Erik ten Hag has since not really trusted the Portuguese superstar at any point this season.
For a player who is as accomplished as Ronaldo is, he is not used to being treated like how he was but to be fair to Ten Hag, he had to do what he thought was best for the team. With the 37-year-old not really in form, he was benched for other options.
One player who knows Ronaldo all too well is Manchester United’s summer signing Casemiro. The Brazilian midfielder has spent many years together with the Portuguese forward at Real Madrid but their association at Old Trafford was short-lived.
“I haven’t exchanged any messages with him, but Cristiano Ronaldo is a player with great experience, and he knows what’s best for his career. “I wish him all the best in his football career – except when he plays against me – but I wish him all the best.”
For a player who had such a glorious career at Old Trafford across two spells, the ending has not been ideal for Ronaldo. However, it is good that it ended right now as it could have gotten uglier with time between the two parties.
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Ronaldo can now move on with his career and so can we. We will always respect Ronaldo for what he has done for us but the ending will always leave a sour taste in the mouth.