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28 Jul 2022 10:20:03
If I was in charge of the club, yesterday I would have told Ronaldo that he will not train with the first team or play again. As far as I can see no club wants him, but that is his and his agent's problem not ours.

I know he is on huge wages, but leave him out, there is no point having him around anymore. Absolutely love the player, from his debut to the return. The best I have seen in my time. But if this was Scott McTominay kicking up such a fuss and having no suitors he wouldn't play, so why should Ronaldo?

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28 Jul 2022 10:46:59
He (Ronaldo) wants united to break the contract so he can leave.
Can United not just break the contract and leave him and his super agent to it?
That works for both parties, Ronaldo and his agent can go on there merry way and try and get a new club.
United get rid or Ronaldo and free up 400 grand a week wages.
This is something ETH doesn't need, just another massive distraction.

28 Jul 2022 11:42:32
No wonder players do not want to come to us anymore. Yeah trash the GOAT.

28 Jul 2022 11:50:52
I think Mendes has seriously overplayed his hand here. I would assume they're finding it difficult to find a club to meet our valuation and his wage demands.

Mendes masterplan now is to get the contract cancelled so he can get his client more money.

As I wrote the other day, Ronaldo can take a wage cut and he'll have clubs interested but he seems to want to have his cake and eat it.

Either Ronaldo can pay out his remainder of his contract or he finds a buyer to meet our valuation, which I'd assume would not be a lot but the principle counts.

28 Jul 2022 12:01:59
The goat signed a contract that suited him at the time.
Now he wants to be released. If he wants out and no club is prepared to pay for him let him buy himself out of his contract and walk away.
Why should we let him go for free? .

28 Jul 2022 12:39:22
Agreed Ken. UA; the GOAT is trashing himself. He had a choice.

He chose to behave in his own self interest with no regard for the club and the commitments he has made.

He could have behaved like a decent human being with integrity, acted like a professional and decided to embrace the challenge of helping Ten hag/ Utd (the club he loves remember? ) . He could have set an example, helped younger players and dedicated himself to try and improve his own game with some hard pressing to implement the Ten Hag playing style.

He also has the chance to try and win the Europa League which he has never done.

Unfortunately I think he has blown it and now looks like a baboon's behind. It's a shame to end such a glittering career on such a sour note.

I think the club should look to get rid of him but make sure it costs him. If he won't agree terms then make it clear he won't be playing this season and send him out to do full time community work for the club.

28 Jul 2022 12:46:04
He wants to add to his CL goal tally of 140.
Messi is the only player even close on 125. I can't see him making that up, especially with PSG having other goalscorers, but is 2 years younger. At any rate a few thrashings of the worst CL teams and insisting on taking penalties and he'll continue to add.
No-one else is even close, although you fancy a few of the younger players like Haaland to be aiming at it, and why not.
I imagine he's thinking if he can add a handful over the next two seasons even for a crappy CL team he'll be able to ensure than Messi can't catch up.

28 Jul 2022 12:46:20
Trash the goat. OMG i have heard everything now.
Ronaldo obviously means more to you than the club does UA.

28 Jul 2022 12:20:48
More to the point, why would we want him to walk away right now, with Martial as the only recognised striker at the club.
Ten Hag wanted Amthony for months and we have just walked away from the deal and made a complete balls of it by waiting too long
Regardless if you think Martial can lead the line (he can't) we need more than one striker. We haven't even delivered the flexible wide player Ten Hag wanted, let alone started thinking about replacing Ronaldo.

28 Jul 2022 13:12:53
Perhaps Dortmund could take him for a year, if he lowers his wage.
They lost Haller for some time, they need player up top, they are a CL team and league is easier to play.

28 Jul 2022 13:19:36
Trash the GOAT? Ronaldo is behaving like an arse. A contract is a contract. Both sides are bound by it. But Ronaldo and his agent, as is their custom, are always angling for a better deal and using the press to try to force the other party to accede to their wishes to renegotiate the contract. He could have done the honorable thing, turn up like every other squad members and have his agent quietly try to negotiate out of the current mess. But no. He's too good for that. Mr. Vanity was better served by training at home and releasing pictures of his 6 pack while doing abs.

While we might all agree that the return to United was a mistake in that Ronaldo failed to appreciate the depths to which the club had sunk and how little influence he could have on its future, it was a mistake that he and presumably his agent profited heavily from both directly and indirectly.

I think it salient that EtH has taken this job despite LVG's public warning about how United is nothing more than a commercial brand devoid of any commitment to the game itself. What's going on here is the end of two eras. The first is the Woodward one, where our club has been run by amateurs with decisions made for all the wrong reasons. EtH has been assured that this will change. And the second is the Ronaldo one. His star is on the wane and he no longer has the power to force others to accede to his will.

So, he doesn't want to play for United. Fine. He can buy his way out of the contract and go home to await the best offer he can get. At this point in time I don't think his pride will ever allow him to put on a United shirt again if it means he will be perceived as no longer the star who starts every game. Again fine, he can choose not to turn up in which case United should choose to stop paying him. Then again, if another club wants to pay United to use his services for the rest of the season they can negotiate a fee to the club.

What I'm seeing here is a major statement: no player will be bigger than the club again. A proper line of authority must be restored if the club is to return to the heights. Ronaldo, Pogba, Lingard etc are all symbolic of what has been wrong at United. too much player power, too much individuality and self-promotion - characteristics that the club has been complicit in creating.

28 Jul 2022 13:34:52
Great post Shawthing.

28 Jul 2022 13:42:03
His ego won't allow him to take a pay cut to join a team in the Champions league and his ego won't allow him to stay at United.

This reminds me of when Homer Simpson had his hand stuck in the vending machine. He was stuck there for hours and couldn't get free until the paramedic said "Homer, are you still holding onto the candy? "

Can't have it all CR7. Something has to give and I hope it's not the club.

28 Jul 2022 13:50:29
Ronaldo and Mendes are ruining his reputation by whoring him about Europe and having no bites.

Chorlton for years we said get rid of the Pogba circus, this is exactly the same imo. Get rid if he doesn't want to be here, by whatever means.

I would rather watch Charlie McNeill get thrown in because he would fight for every ball and give every single ounce he has. If you want to rebuild properly get rid of the tools who don't want to be there.

I love Ronaldo as a player, I was ecstatic when he returned. Now its turned into a pantomime.

28 Jul 2022 14:17:38
You misunderstand lads. My point is why would you put him in the reserves? Let him walk away. Terminate the contract that's it. Clean break. Almost everyone of you has said that Ronaldo doesn't suit EtH style then why would you want to him to stay and help EtH?
After everything he has done for the club, i think he deserves respect.
Booing fans and bitching players off, no wonder no top talents want Man Utd. Stick with the McTs of this world. Disrespectful.

28 Jul 2022 14:21:36
Yeah Caolan i get the sentiment behind it but we can't shoot ourselves in the foot by letting him go without replacing him.
If replacements come in i have no issue with Ronaldo going.
In fact after his recent behaviour i will be glad to see him go but it has to suit the club and can't be all on his terms.

28 Jul 2022 14:40:08
Made me laugh that Mumbles. Ronaldo will now be forever Homer Simpson in my mind. Talk about from hero to zero, what a tool.

28 Jul 2022 14:42:54
Ronaldo is only interested in Ronaldo

He only wants to better his goal stats

It shows how much he doesn’t care by saying he would join Athletico Madrid. I thought he was a Real Madrid fan

Put him in the reserves and when he throws a wobbler fine him.

28 Jul 2022 15:43:00
I think sit down and agree with the player to release him and not pay him off. Modern footballers are different and keeping players against their wishes affects other players and agents impression of the club making it harder for us to deal with them.

28 Jul 2022 16:01:11
He is not, nor has ever been the GOAT.

28 Jul 2022 16:02:36
Ronaldo is not the goat, he's a very naughty boy.

28 Jul 2022 17:11:10
Classic, Mumbles ?.

28 Jul 2022 17:51:44
We paid 13m for him.
We are entitled to recoup if the player wants out.
I don't want him to stay but I would like him to be bought.
If he wants out so bad let him buy his way out.
It is counter productive to keep an unhappy player.
If someone does not buy him and he does not buy himself out he can go on gardening leave without pay if he doesn't want to play.
The club owe him nothing.

28 Jul 2022 18:32:56
I can understand if Ronaldo wants to leave, and he tried to release news in the media as well. Once was fine.
But it's again and again and again and again is what's making me lose all the respect I had for him.
Honestly even if you get 60-70% of the amount we paid for him he can move on.
For me if he stays he's the bench player and plays when Martial is tired now.
Enough is enough. You can't just go on and keep doing it repeatedly and if things go bad expect to be a certain starter.
Get our Ronaldo, wherever we finish we don't need you.

28 Jul 2022 20:02:47
Imagine if he joined PSG. Who'd take the penalties lol.

28 Jul 2022 20:55:54
Showing my naivety here which p1sses me off somewhat given my age, but I feel let down by CR7. I actually believed he ‘loved the club’ as he stated and would possibly even play for nothing to dig us out of a hole.

How stupid do I feel! Need rid asap. To say we took him from a promising lad that fell over easy and helped him on his way to global super star and he shows this selfish attitude. Sorry but his GOAT status is tarnished now.

{Ed014's Note - loved the club my arse, he wanted to go to city but they jogged him off and then he gave it all that I did it for you Sir Alex bollox!

28 Jul 2022 20:58:01
He isn't going to fit into the new style of play, won't be happy playing a bit part role and doesn't want to be here. Rip up his contract and let him move on. The sooner its put to bed the better.

28 Jul 2022 21:10:25
I think it's been said on these pages and many more. For anyone who ever saw him play The Goat is Duncan Edwards, as has been reinforced by dad Uncles and Grandad and many many old boys over the years.

For me Sir Bobby sums it up best. 'He was the only player who ever made me feel inferior. "

And Sir Bobby played with Georgie Best so that's some endorsement.

{Ed014's Note - one thing Ronaldo definitely isn’t and that’s the goat, plenty ahead of him.

28 Jul 2022 21:32:07
Oakbark you echo my thoughts absolutely. Ed014 ………… nah you’re the GOAT.

{Ed014's Note - ?? I might wish!

28 Jul 2022 22:18:55
What we definitely don't want is an unhappy Ronaldo in the dressing room because there is no way that is going to work out well for us.

29 Jul 2022 07:45:38
So keep him out of the dressing room oakbark.

{Ed014's Note - he probably has his own dressing room at home with the walls adorned with pictures of himself alongside numerous huge mirrors.

He’ll be fine in there, can pout to his little hearts content!

30 Jul 2022 15:49:23
Ronaldo finds another club who’ll pay United the £13m we paid for him and he’s free to go. Don’t care where. Can play for Liverpool for all I care as he’s trashed his United reputation anyway. Maybe he can go take them from 2nd to 6th ?

Problem now is every other club knows Ronaldo is a busted flush. One of the best players of all time for sure. But not this 37yo version. He was a vanity signing forced on us last minute to stop him going to City. As much as I wanted him back it just proves decisions made for nostalgic reasons rarely work out for the best.

Ronaldo coming back was a mistake. Keeping him now after his wantaway antics is equally a mistake. But that’s seemingly where we are headed. Hope he likes keeping the bench warm as Ronaldo can’t surely be Plan A now.



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