Cristiano Ronaldo will begin a new adventure in Saudi Arabia after spending his entire career in Europe.
The former Real Madrid star joined Al-Nassr at the end of last month after leaving Manchester United a month earlier. Ronaldo left the Premier League club by mutual consent following a heated interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized Manchester United.
Ronaldo was dissatisfied at Old Trafford due to a lack of playing time under head coach Erik Ten Haag, who preferred to play Marcus Rashford up front instead of the 37-year-old. According to Marca, Ronaldo’s mentality at United has been criticized by fellow club legend Eric Cantona, who believes he should have accepted his squad role.
“There are two types of veterans: the one who wants to play every game because he still thinks he’s 25 and the one who realises he’s not 25 and he’s here to help young players.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is oblivious to the fɑct that he is no longer 25. He’s older, and he doesn’t realize that rather than being upset about not being able to play every game, he should accept the situation.”
Ronaldo will almost certainly face the same problem at Al-Nassr, where he is expected to play every game.