Ferdinand advises Manchester United on Ronaldo’s future

Legendary Manchester United defender and former England international Rio Ferdinand has advised the Red Devils not to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the team for the time being.

Ferdinand, Ronaldo’s former Manchester United teammate, believes management should stick with the Portuguese striker despite his desire to leave due to the number of goals he scored last season and the team has no one to match with these numbers.

Speaking on his ‘podcast’ reported by the English Daily Mail following Manchester United’s defeat at home to Brighton last Sunday in the first round of the Premier League, Ferdinand defended Ronaldo before claiming the club had prevented he should leave at the moment.

At first, the former Manchester United captain spoke of Ronaldo sitting on the bench at Brighton before being forced into the second half.

“For a player, the worst thing that can happen is to sit on the bench and immerse yourself in the game,” said Ferdinand.

He added: “Ronaldo was supposed to start the match and the coach told him that you have 45 minutes to do what you are good at, he has enough experience to judge himself from the match.”

He continued: “Manchester United can’t let him leave now, where will they find a player who scores 24 goals (in one season)?”

And he added: “They should tell him that there are no negotiations, you will not go anywhere.”

And he concluded: “They can’t let him go, no player can score 24 goals.”

Ronaldo has been going through a difficult period at Manchester United since the player expressed a desire to leave Old Trafford, but the United management refused to comply with his request and insisted on continuing with the team until the end of his contract next summer.

Source: www.gol.com

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