Roy Keane- The famous Irish Footballer Comments Over Cristiano Ronaldo, Says Man Utd Is Just Disrespecting Him.
Roy Keane and Micah Richards engaged in a heated discussion about Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United was accused of disrespecting one of football’s greatest players.
Keane has slammed Manchester United for showing “nothing but disrespect” toward Cristiano Ronaldo at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.
This season, Keane, a longtime champion of his former team-mate, has gotten into a few high-profile arguments about him, and he’s right about one thing: During the summer transfer window, Ronaldo ought to have been sold.
Ronaldo has only started one of United’s seven Premier League games this season, and his most recent appearance was on the bench against Manchester City on Sunday in a derby match. Despite witnessing his team lose 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium, Erik ten Hag chose not to bring the 37-year-old in, and Keane is unhappy with the treatment of a man whose summer transfer request was turned down.
After United’s loss to Manchester City, former City defender Richards and Red Devils legend Keane had sharp disagreements about how to treat the Portuguese icon in the Sky Sports studio.
During the previous transfer window, Ronaldo was a target for numerous teams, including Al-Hilal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Atletico Madrid. The captain of Portugal might try to leave once more in January when he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with any potential suitors.
Roy Keane has shown a supportive bone towards the portugal GOAT stating, “I think Man United are just showing disrespect towards Ronaldo,” in an interview with Sky Sports following Manchester United’s disappointing defeat to Manchester City.
”He ought to have been let go before the transfer window, in my opinion. I believe that the manager is clinging to him. Okay, you say that you need alternatives, but you don’t keep Ronaldo on the bench. He ranks among the greatest players of all time”.
Despite Manchester United’s 4-0 halftime loss to archrival Manchester City, Erik ten Hag did not bring Cristiano Ronaldo onto the field. Even though Antony scored a goal and Anthony Martial scored twice in the second half, the Red Devils’ score became less embarrassing. However, Phil Foden and Erling Haaland scored hat tricks to give the Citizens all three points as they left the Etihad Stadium.
Keane was dissatisfied with the decision to leave Ronaldo on the bench for the entire 90 minutes, despite Manchester United’s subpar performance in the first half. The former Red Devils star believes that Ten Hag should have allowed the Portuguese international to leave during the summer if he did not require his services.
“During the summer, he had options. It is absurd to suggest that he lacked options; He did have options, four or five of which were excellent. In the grand scheme of things, Ten Hag will not play Ronaldo. As the season progresses, it will just keep getting worse”. Keane concluded that United have shown Ronaldo nothing but disrespect.
“I didn’t bring him on out of respect for his big career,” Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag said at his post-game press conference in explaining why he decided to leave star forward Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. Additionally, having Antony Martial on board gave me an advantage. He requires the time, but I don’t want to emphasize it in that way.
The next scene for Ronaldo may have been created in the way that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could return to Ten Hag’s starting XI when United resume their Europa League campaign away at Omonia Nicosia on Thursday.