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Man Utd slammed for not struggling to keep ‘greatest player of all time’ Cristiano Ronaldo amid Souness’ raging transfer saga

MANCHESTER UNITED have been slammed for not fighting to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.

In one of the biggest transfer saga of the summer, Ronaldo has attempted to force a Man Utd exit.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Old Trafford

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Old TraffordCredit: PA
Graeme Souness has slammed United's handling of the Ronaldo saga

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Graeme Souness has slammed United’s handling of the Ronaldo sagaPhoto credit: Getty

The legendary striker wants to play Champions League football, which United currently can’t offer after their worst Premier League campaign ever last season.

Ronaldo left Old Trafford before United’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano was over after being substituted at the break.

Despite all that, he is expected to play a role in United’s opener against Brighton after picking up an injury from Anthony Martial.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness slammed United’s handling of the situation and revealed what he would do with Ronaldo.

He told talkSPORT: “I would have tried to nip it in the bud before. I would have gotten in front of him as soon as possible.

“We all know how the game works, his people and Jorge Mendes would have spoken to clubs and asked if they could afford him.

“I don’t think he put himself on his feet and said he wanted to leave without anything happening in the background.

“It seems there’s someone else out there for him, but they’re not ready to put their hand down.”

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“From a United point of view, try to keep him. There’s an argument that he’s the greatest player to ever kick a football, his stats and longevity would suggest that.”

“I would keep him. He doesn’t score against the big teams, the game misses him a bit and he plays the width of the box but he scores goals.”

“We all know how important goals are to the cause as you may not be playing very well but when you have a goalscorer you look like a completely different team.

“Goals are everything and it’s the toughest job in football. I would do anything to keep it.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5943885/souness-slams-man-utd-over-ronaldo/ Man Utd slammed for not struggling to keep ‘greatest player of all time’ Cristiano Ronaldo amid Souness’ raging transfer saga

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