FORMER Manchester United star Louis Saha has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of acting selfish as he tries to force a move away.
The star, 37, missed the tour of Bangkok and Australia for family reasons and has played just 45 minutes since then, in Sunday’s draw with Rayo Vallecano.
Louis Saha played with the Portuguese ace during his first spell at Old Trafford
Ronaldo wants out just 12 months after his return from Juventus in order to play Champions League football.
United are refusing to sell or even name a price for the player, who has a further 12 months on his deal with the option of an extra year.
His frustrated agent Jorge Mendes has told the club he has a deal in place if they will say what they want for him.
United refuse to budge while Ronaldo is desperate for a move to go through by the end of the week or he is set to start the campaign on the bench for Erik ten Hag’s side.
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Now ex-Red Devils striker Saha, a team-mate of Ronaldo’s during the legend’s first stint at the club, has waded into the row.
And he believes that the veteran is only thinking of himself.
The Frenchman told Sky Bet said: “In some way, from Cristiano Ronaldo’s point of view it’s a bit unrealistic to ask now a club of this size to adapt to him and his dream.
“Even last year, I’m sorry but the magic could have happened and everything could have gone well and they won the Champions League and the Premier League and there we go, he could say that he could stay because he had participated in that.
“It was unrealistic that just his arrival would have changed all this.
“Asking that again after a poor season and maybe not great transfer market business in his view, I don’t really understand how dramatic it is to change and to do all those things.
“I think that last year he had been in Juventus but they hadn’t won the Champions League.”
Saha added: “I’m not Cristiano but as someone who seems to be a supporter of Manchester United, I have felt like he hasn’t shown completely enough of that, he is thinking about himself.
“I am not going to judge him because he is an immense player and I’m not in his position, but I would have loved him to stay because he’s a terrific player.
“No-one can judge his actions at this moment because it’s his own career.”
Louis Saha was talking to Sky Bet about the Sky Bet Fan Hope Survey, a poll of over 2500 fans on their hopes and expectations ahead of the new season. To read more from Louis, and to take the survey, visit the Sky Bet Start of Season Hub.
By: Gary Stonehouse
Title: Cristiano Ronaldo is acting selfish and only thinking of himself amid Man Utd transfer exit talk, slams Louis Saha
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/19402424/cristiano-ronaldo-selfish-transfer-man-utd-louis-saha/
Published Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 06:39:40 +0000