CRISTIANO RONALDO is worried about whether his return to Manchester United should be cut short.
Ronaldowho turned 37 last week, is said to have told friends he is feeling age for the first time in his long, title-filled career.
The Portuguese legend will never openly admit that the demands of the English top-flight team are becoming excessive – even for a fitness fanatic like him.
But Ronaldo may find a way to cut it short and give up his two-year comeback plans to United.
That is if his own situation and that of the team as a whole remain unchanged at Old Trafford.
The veteran forward has failed to score in five appearances this year and has been kept on the bench for most of the time. Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Thumbs-up at Turf Moor was not what Ronaldo had in mind when he agreed to return to United after 12 years apart.
And the three-time Premier League champion is unimpressed by how the club has changed on and off the pitch.
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United’s squad is far behind the team he starred under Sir Alex Ferguson and he feels this is the main factor in his own form of oscillation and influence.
But Ronaldo also realizes he must work harder than ever to stay in the form he needs to play at the highest level – especially in a system favored by the caretaker boss. Ralf Rangnick who like the player to press high and strong.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has installed an oxygen chamber at his home to help his body recover from the stresses of the English Premier League.
But if he and United exhaust themselves in the chase for the top four, the possibility of a split is increasing.
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