He’s not going to accept it – Gary Neville warns Ronaldo’s next club

12 months ago

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has said Cristiano Ronaldo will not accept limited playing time at his next club. Ronaldo is currently a free agent after his contract with Manchester United was cancelled in November.

The 37-year-old has been heavily linked with Saudi Arabian outfit, Al-Nassr, who are offering him a mega deal to leave Europe. Neville, however, believes the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is more interested in how much he features for the team.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt Cristiano needs, wants and has to play,” Neville told the Sky Sports World Cup Podcast. “Otherwise, he’s not going to be happy and he’s not going to accept it. That means the club that takes him will know that’s the case.

“Unless there’s a change of heart or approach, and the club and the player decide to have an honest conversation and say, ‘Come and play for us, but you’re going to be sat on the bench every other week, and you’re going to compete for your place.’ But we’ve seen at the last two teams he’s played in, United and Portugal, that that’s not gone down particularly well for either party.”