Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has ‘liked’ an Instagram post calling on him to leave Manchester United this summer.
After returning to Old Trafford in a sensational move from Juventus – after 12 years with Real Madrid and the Italian giants – Ronaldo has been a shining light for United in an otherwise disastrous campaign. The 37-year-old has scored 24 goals in all competitions including 18 in the Premier League.
However, there was little to celebrate from a team perspective. Indeed, having seen their title hopes crumble before the international break in November, United can no longer qualify for the Champions League and it has now been five years since they got their hands on any form of silverware.
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Ronaldo hasn’t played in the Europa League (since it was in its previous form as the UEFA Cup) since he was a teenager with Sporting Lisbon before his first memorable spell at Old Trafford. However, that’s at best the prospect that awaits him under Erik ten Hag next season.
Still, many have suggested the decorated striker could leave United. A lengthy Instagram post from a well-followed fan page backed him up and that post was liked by Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro.
In part of a caption translated from Portuguese, the Instagram post read: “It’s very sad to see Cristiano Ronaldo in this situation with this Manchester United team. Now we don’t have a place in the Champions League.
“Cristiano doesn’t have to put up with [stay] as proof of love for the club, the biggest proof of this is that he returned to Manchester United after also receiving a proposal from Manchester City with a far superior team, manager and recent history.
“Cristiano must think about Cristiano now. Manchester United will last another thousand years. Cristiano, you have four, five years left in your career. Look for a better team now because you deserve it and because you still have a lot of football [trophies] to win.”
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