For a proper farewell, Cristiano Ronaldo has invited four of his former Manchester United teammates to Al Nassr to watch him play. The former Manchester United forward has communicated with his closest friends at Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
According to the report, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to arrange a trip for his former teammates to his native Portugal or even Saudi Arabia. When he was on international duty representing Selecao at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Portugal international left the Manchester United team in extraordinary circumstances.
As a result, before leaving Manchester United for the second time in his career, he never had the opportunity to properly say goodbye to his teammates. After his explosive interview with Piers Morgan in November, Manchester United terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner criticized the team, manager Erik ten Hag, former manager Ralf Rangnick, and even club legends Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville, in his interview. The former superstar of Real Madrid eventually signed a £170 million-per-year contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr, making him the highest-paid football player in the game’s history.
The 37-year-old has texted several of his former teammates to arrange a summer get-together and owns a luxurious villa outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Additionally, if at all possible, Cristiano Ronaldo has requested that his former teammates from Manchester United watch him play for Al-Nassr.
According to The Sun, Ronaldo has communicated with Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, and Raphael Varane. Despite having made two appearances for Al-Nassr thus far, Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to open his account for the Saudi Arabian team.
Paul Parker advises against comparing the Manchester United player to Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo at this time:
Paul Parker, a former defender for Manchester United, has urged supporters of Cristiano Ronaldo to stop praising the new Dutch striker, Wout Weghorst. In January, the Netherlands international was signed on loan by the Red Devils from Burnley to replace Ronaldo, whose contract was terminated in November.
Weghorst has come under fire from a lot of fans, who have compared him to the Portuguese superstar and said that he is a step down from Al-Nassr, which moved to Saudi Arabia in January. Paul Parker praised the Dutchman for adding a completely new dimension to the Red Devils and urged fans to stop doing so. Parker stated to Soccer News Netherlands:
People have been too harsh on Wout Weghorst, in my opinion. It is far too early to evaluate him after only three games. However, this is Man United, and you will be evaluated. Every player is put under a lot of pressure, and they have to deal with it all day long.
Additionally, individuals must keep in mind that he is not Ronaldo. While Ronaldo was a better football player, this individual offers something new. He puts in a lot of effort and wants to help the club. However, the idiom is being slammed by every Ronaldo snob, which is shameful.
Instead of only thinking about their hero, who is starting a new life in a league that only his fans care about, they should want the club to succeed.