Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba has opined that Cristiano Ronaldo made a mistake to have returned to Manchester United
Ronaldo had spent six years at United where he established his name before joining Real Madrid in 2009,
he went on to win four more Ballon d’Or awards at Madrid before joining Juventus and then United in 2021 August.
His return to Man United came as a surprise as it seemed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was on his way to Man City, only for Ronaldo to join the Red Devils.
According to a report, Victor Ikpeba said: “I think he [Ronaldo] should be leaving the club. Ronaldo coming back to Manchester United was a mistake.
“It’s not a question of him scoring goals, so many things happen when a star player returns to his original club.
“In many ways, Ronaldo has been a distraction. He’s a global star in football, he shouldn’t have come back at that age, he should have gone to Manchester City.
“Egocentric players, jealousy comes to play in the dressing room. The atmosphere has been nasty right from the beginning.”
However, Ronaldo made a return to Old Trafford from Juventus at the start of the season and he has already managed to score 22 goals for the club in all competitions. In the Premier League, he has made 27 appearances overall and accumulated 2,189 minutes of playing time.
He has started in 24 of these appearances across 34 fixtures and came on as a substitute on three occasions.
By Taiyelolu A