Cristiano Ronaldo is “highly unlikely” to play for United again and has “developed mentally,” says Piers Morgan – who claims he’s spoken to the star and believes he’ll end up “somewhere surprising”.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has announced to Manchester United that he wants to leave the club
- However, his options for a move this summer seem limited
- Piers Morgan believes United’s Ronaldo has ‘moved on mentally’
- He thinks it’s likely Ronaldo’s last game for United
- Morgan believes Ronaldo could end up ‘somewhere surprising’ this summer
Pier Morgan considers this to be “highly unlikely”. Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again after speaking with the striker this week and has advised the Portuguese star to move “to a surprising place” this summer.
Ronaldo only returned to Old Trafford last year but after a disappointing season for the Red Devils, it was reported earlier this month that he had asked to leave the club if they received an offer to do so this summer.
Since then, he has not rejoined the squad for the preseason tour Thailand and Australia, and Morgan believes the 37-year-old has “moved on mentally” from United.
Piers Morgan believes Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has ‘moved on mentally’
Morgan recently spoke to Ronaldo and doesn’t think he will play for United again
“I’ve had quite a bit of contact over the past week. In any case, I think it is highly unlikely that Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again. I just think he’s moved on,” Morgan said talkSPORT.
“If you are him and you are nearing the end of your career and you still want to win big trophies, you have to do a calculation. Will I do it if I stay at United?
“I think he thinks the club’s structure isn’t right from the top down. It’s not a reflection on the new manager [Erik ten Hag]he has a lot of respect for him but it just reflects exactly where United are right now.
“It’s up to him to say what he feels but if you ask me I don’t think he will stay at Manchester United.”
Morgan has claimed Ronaldo respects Erik ten Hag but wants to leave anyway
If Ronaldo is genuinely keen on leaving United, his options seem limited.
Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich have all declined the possibility of moving for him in recent days.
He has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, although a move to the Spanish club could be controversial given his history with city rivals Real Madrid.
Morgan believes Ronaldo could end up in an unexpected place and has revealed he is still trying to convince him to join Arsenal – the club he supports – after the Gunners missed out on the superstar nearly two decades ago , when he was a teenager.
Arsène Wenger wanted to bring Ronaldo to Arsenal as a teenager
Morgan hasn’t given up hope that Ronaldo could join Arsenal this summer
Morgan has predicted Ronaldo will end up “somewhere surprising”.
Morgan continued, “I think it could end up in a pretty surprising place.
“Arsenal fans listening should know I’m doing everything in my power to try to convince him to come to Arsenal.
“And considering he was very close to joining Arsenal as an 18-year-old, he was very close to signing under Arsene Wenger and at the last minute he blitzed United in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon and Ferguson did didn’t leave the game until he signed him.
“I think he would come home!
“He up front with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah would be a fantastic line of attack for us so why not?”