Cristiano Ronaldo has promised his fans that he would release an interview conveying his future plans. He admitted that there were a lot of rumours and lies surfacing in the media revolving around his future. Gary Neville has asked Ronaldo to speak out to offer clarity around his situation.
Ronaldo came out as captain against Aston Villa last week, as Maguire and Bruno missed out on the game. Manchester United lost 3-1 and the Portuguese did not take on media duties afterwards.
The former United defender has told The Overlap of a man that tends to only push messages out on social media: “I think he should actually speak, no one’s heard him speak for six months, we don’t hear from him. I think the reason why I said previously that Manchester United would be better without him and that he would be better without Manchester United was I expect so much of him because I played with him for six years. You take ownership of what happened. You don’t leave it to other people to answer your stuff for you.”
Neville added on Ronaldo failing to front up after a disappointing display against Villa: “He went out as the captain of Manchester United and the team lost. Your job is to speak at the end of the match. I’ve been there in that position. If you win, the player who scored the goal or the star man goes out and speaks. If you lose, it’s your goalkeeper, it’s your centre-back or it’s your captain. Why did we not hear from him? He should have been there to say, ‘this is what we did wrong today, we’re going to work hard for next week and we’re going to be ready for the next game’.”
Ronaldo has made the spotlight for a number of reasons this season, along with a string of disappointing performances.