Former Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair believes the Citizens who haven’t signed Cristiano Ronaldo this summer have ultimately worked out well for them.
After initial ties to the Citizens, Ronaldo ended up returning to Old Trafford this summer and his signing was received with great fanfare.
However, the Red Devils’ season so far has been chaotic and speculation has recently emerged that the star will be ready to leave the club this summer if a suitable manager is not appointed.
Sinclair believes Ronaldo could have ended up becoming a potential troublemaker and the Citizens dodged a bullet by not signing him.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Sinclair said: “I’m starting to think Manchester City dodged a bullet by not signing Cristiano.”
The former Citizens winger also added that he believes Ronaldo picked the Red Devils over Manchester City because he didn’t want to be in the shadow of manager Pep Guardiola and believes the Portuguese star is causing problems for him. Old Trafford.
“You are a footballer”Sinclair added.
“You are hired by the football club.
“Keep your mouth shut sometimes, it’s the best thing to do.
“I think he’s causing a lot of problems for club football, not just his lack of goals lately, but the fact that Ole was gone and Michael came in let him down for a game.
“I think he just was one of the signings where it looked good, but it’s far from good.
“One of the reasons I think he might not have considered Manchester City, and it certainly wasn’t to win trophies, because he would have won silverware there, I think it It’s because he didn’t want to be Pep’s second violin.
“While he could go to Manchester United, he could almost feel like he could intimidate Ole a bit.
“Obviously Michael is a substitute manager and then Ralf went over there and I think he just wants to do what he wants and it’s not the best for the club.”
The Red Devils are currently seventh in the standings after an eventful season in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked, while the Citizens appear to be on track for a second straight title.