Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is currently sitting in an awkward position after spending a disappointing season with Manchester United despite being their highest scorer in the Premier League.
After losing the opportunity to play in the upcoming UCL, the Portuguese captain advised his agent to look out for a new destination where he could play in the next Champions League tournament.
How are the legends reacting to Cristiano Ronaldo’s United exit plans?
After missing out on this summer’s pre-season matches due to personal issues, CR7 is still looking for loopholes with which he could get out of the Red Devil squad before the end of the transfer window in Europe.
Many former legends are now involved in Cristiano’s ongoing transfer talks, and among them is legendary Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo, who recently branded the Manchester United superstar a true inspiration for the next generation.
In a recent interview with the media, Luis Figo backed Ronaldo’s decision of leaving the United by saying, “Some players need others to become great. Cristiano Ronaldo just needs a ball.”
Luis Figo: "Some players need others to become great. Cristiano Ronaldo just needs a ball." pic.twitter.com/GpO4Uwo0q9
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Luis Figo also compared CR7 with other present day active superstars by indicating that Ronaldo is the only modern mega footballer who “Just needs a ball” to prove that he is capable of playing for any sort of European clubs at this age of 37 skillfully.
As of today, Ronaldo has been showing the football world that age is only a number in life which cannot be the sole factor in determining a soccer player’s form.
CR7’s former teammate Luis Figo always praised the Portugal captain for not giving up at this stage and for keeping a stunning muscular body with the view to acting swiftly on the soccer field.
Cristiano Ronaldo must now be fired up and excited about his impending future after hearing Figo’s inspirational speech.