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Cristiano Ronaldo situation is awkward for everyone, says Gary Neville | Jamie Carragher: Manchester United can do without him | Jamie Carragher Football News

Gary Neville has asked Cristiano Ronaldo to speak publicly about his future at Manchester United, believing the ‘troublesome’ situation has created an unwanted distraction for new manager Eric ten Hag heading into the new season There is

Ronaldo has wanted to leave United and has played just 45 minutes since pre-season, having missed the club’s summer tour for family reasons.

Ten Hag confirmed that Anthony Martial will miss Sunday’s game against Brighton with an injury, but declined to say whether Ronaldo will start in his place. Martial, 37, and Marcus Rashford are Martial’s only direct striker replacements unless he opts for the False Nine, as Ten Hag experimented with in preseason.

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Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave United to play for a club that will be in the Champions League next season.

speaking on friday night footballNeville said: “The situation with Ronaldo is distracting. I saw Ten Hag having to answer questions about it at the press conference on Friday.

“Anthony Martial was injured, he was the only other centre-forward, and he actually intended to leave the club six months ago.

“The fact that they didn’t get Frenkie De Jong, that they weren’t supported like other managers, and that they didn’t get an early signing was a big deal for Ten Hag. I think it means it’s an even harder job.” “

Asked if he would start Ronaldo, Neville said: “If Ronaldo is good, I will use him. I hope he stays.

Obviously Sky will ask him out on Sunday after the game. Shouldn’t he come out, stand up, give an interview and everyone else answer his questions?

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“I’m a little disappointed in him because he’s sending the manager out to press conferences. Cristiano Ronaldo is a good age now. He’s been the best player in the world for the past decade alongside Lionel Messi. He has all the ‘experience in the world’.

“Is it too much to ask him to come out and do an interview and tell me what he’s really thinking, what’s really going on?

“Is that too much to ask a senior player? Will he not interview for the next three weeks? Isn’t he going to do an interview on Sunday after the game?

“Obviously Sky is going to ask him out on Sunday after the game.Is he going to come out and stand up and give an interview so that everyone else has to answer his questions?

“I think it will be the start of something.

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Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag says he is happy with the situation with Cristiano Ronaldo and has not identified him for his early exit from a pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano. was repeated.

“So I’m disappointed because the clarity we’re not getting, and the reason Ten Hag is a little bit jumpy at the press conference, is that he’s being asked tough questions. He probably isn’t telling us the truth. He can’t.

“The reality is that if a Champions League club signs Cristiano Ronaldo in the next two weeks, I think we know he wants that move. I got

“At the moment no one is coming for him, so the club are saying at the moment he could stay. I think he’ll leave when he comes.”

“Should Manchester United wait a couple of weeks before the end of the transfer window to see if their star centre-forward is leaving? I don’t think they should be in that position.

“Do they just say no and tell him he will stay no matter what? There is a big risk that I will leave.

“It can happen, and that’s why I don’t like it.

“I want him to finish his Manchester United career well, so for me it’s a bigger deal. Player, being a leader on the pitch, giving interviews when the team wins and when they lose. do.

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“Make sure he sets the standard he always sets in training when it comes to performance. Score goals, make sure everyone is fair and leave Manchester with only the best of intentions.

“It’s troublesome for him, it’s troublesome for the club, it’s troublesome for everyone.”

“We want him to stay. We desperately want him to stay. We don’t like these side sagas that linger.

“They never look good. They always look a little uncomfortable. And I think I need to clarify that. If you’re a Manchester United fan, then surely you’re Eric ten Hag. .

“He needs to be able to focus on the whole team, his performance and how he plays tactically. He doesn’t want to be constantly distracted by a star player and he stays or leaves.”

Carragher: Manchester United better start fresh with a young team

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Cristiano Ronaldo has only played one pre-season friendly

Ronaldo only returned to training last week after being absent from United’s recent pre-season tours of Thailand and Australia, and he and his agent Jorge Mendes have further discussed his future.

But United have insisted they will not sanction the sale of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who is sticking to Ten Hag’s plan.com in terms of fitness.

The loss of Martial, who had performed well in pre-season, also brought in Ronaldo’s early departure from Old Trafford in United’s opening game, along with the rest of the players, before the new manager took over. The weekend’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano is ‘unacceptable’.

Much remains to be seen as to whether Ronaldo will fit the new style of play Ten Hug are looking to implement at Old Trafford and whether he still has the ability to press from up front and play in a modern system. has been done.

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Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, alongside Martial, have shown signs of a return to playing as a more fluid front three during pre-season, and Jamie Carragher believes United need to draw a line under Ronaldo’s narrative. I feel that there is

“I’ve been critical since Ronaldo joined and I said Ten Hag should move on from there,” Carragher said. friday night football.

“I know it’s easier said than done to send a player off, but we’re talking about him and making headlines and we want him to stay. He’s Cristiano. ‘It’s Ronaldo’

“We have some of the best players, big names and managers like Klopp and Guardiola and Ronaldo is one of the big names if not the big names. It’s not a big name because of what it does and accomplishes.

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“So if you really look at it from an analytical point of view for Man United, I think it would be better without him and starting fresh with a young team.

“But when it comes to our work and our coverage of celebrities and topics, he’s an absolute superstar. He’s a megastar.

“If he plays over the weekend, we’ll all be focused on him, analyzing his performance, his body language and how he’s doing with the pitchside manager.

“He’s a huge story and that’s why in some ways we want to keep him in the Premier League.”

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