Former Lionel Messi teammate slams Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag for Cristiano Ronaldo treatment

Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be the greatest footballer in the world by many. The Portuguese international is like a cheat code; if you have him on your team, your chances of winning become extremely high. It would not make sense to have someone like him on your team and not use him, but it seems like Erik ten Hag did not think so.

Unfortunately, Ronaldo’s dream return to Manchester United was not what the fans expected. The forward was made an outcast, and he himself felt disappointed. Former Barcelona player and Lionel Messi’s teammate has just criticized Ronaldo’s Red Devils coach Erik Ten Hag for the way he treated the G.O.A.T. during his time at the Red Devils.

Arturo Vidal joins in on ETH disparagement

Arturo Vidal used to play for the Spanish club FC Barcelona. He was with the club for two years and has played with the likes of Lionel Messi. Although the Chilean has only faced Ronaldo as an opponent, he has still sided with the Al-Nassr striker in slamming CR7’s former boss.

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Arturo Vidal told the press that Ten Hag made a poor decision by taking out Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the Portuguese being the club’s top scorer that season. An English translation of what he said is: “That coach made a bad decision. How can you take out Cristiano Ronaldo like that? That’s how these guys are. He was the top scorer, and he substituted him. Young players can be very tricky.”

Cristiano Ronaldo addressed retirement talk

Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be the best, despite edging closer to 40 years of age. As the five-time Ballon d’Or winner grows older, talks of his retirement are starting to surface. Ronaldo has shut everyone up by saying that he is not done yet and will not be retiring anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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When asked about his retirement plans, Cristiano Ronaldo told the media that he will not be retiring until his body tells him to stop: “I will continue to play until my legs say, ‘Cristiano, I’m done’. I still have a lot. I still love football and scoring goals,” he said.

The five-time UCL winner just helped his club achieve a 4-3 victory over Al-Ahli by scoring two incredible goals, which further shows that he can still compete with young players and do wonders.

It is true that the G.O.A.T. will retire someday, but that day is nowhere near yet.


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