There was a ‘clique controversy’… Maguire, Ronaldo included in the ‘Saudi invitation list’
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to spend special time with four Manchester United players, including Harry Maguire.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ said on the 29th (Korean time), “Ronaldo, who suddenly left Manchester United, wants to invite four players to Saudi Arabia. 안전놀이터 Ronaldo terminated his contract with Manchester United during the World Cup and left the team, so he told his colleagues I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye properly.”
Ronaldo returned to his former club Manchester United ahead of last season. Returning after 12 years, he showed off his presence by scoring 18 goals in the English Premier League (EPL) alone. Now that he is in his mid-30s, his performance on the English stage, which he has not experienced in a long time, was beyond expectations. However, an unusual atmosphere has continued since this summer.
It was hard to see Ronaldo for most of the pre-season. Manchester United said he was absent for personal reasons, but rumors circulated that Ronaldo was actually seeking a transfer. Although he never actually left, there was controversy after the season opener. Rumors of a feud with manager Erik Ten Haag arose.
The highlight was an interview with Piers Morgan, a famous British broadcaster. At the time, Ronaldo said, “I feel betrayed by Manchester United. Some officials at the club are trying to kick me out. Manchester United haven’t improved at all since Ferguson left.” did.
In the end, Manchester United decided to terminate the contract with Ronaldo by mutual agreement, which caused controversy. However, on the European stage, there are no teams willing to take Ronaldo, who is now spending the last years of his career and receiving a decent weekly wage. In the end, he received an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 268.6 billion won) and headed for Al Nasr, the only one who showed interest.
In the midst of this, according to ‘The Sun’, Ronaldo invited some of the Manchester United players to gather together in the summer in Portugal, or if the schedule is okay, it is known that they asked if they could come to see him play in Saudi Arabia. The candidates were Bruno Fernandez, Casemiro, Rafael Varane and Maguire.
Maguire is a player who has been rumored to play with Ronaldo since last season. Claims were raised that Maguire’s performance was not good and that the captain should be replaced with Ronaldo. There were also rumors that Ronaldo had created a faction around Portuguese players and that English players, including Maguire, were dissatisfied.