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Gary Neville Admits That Manchester United Should Let Ronaldo Leave

Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Gary Neville has admitted during Sky Sport's The Overlap Show, that Manchester United should sell Cristiano Ronaldo during the ongoing transfer window.

Ronaldo has made it clear in recent weeks that his wish is to leave the club and play Champions League football, and he was recently called out by new manager Erik Ten Haag for leaving early during Manchester United's pre-season clash with Rayo Vallecano.

Should Manchester United Let Ronaldo Leave

His star player is playing up," said Neville.

"Ronaldo's achievements in football go beyond anything anybody could ever have wished for and imagined. He'll go down in the top players of all time and always will be. And what happens this summer at Manchester United will be forgotten about in 20 years.

"But it's unpalatable for me to watch the next Manchester United the next Manchester United captain, the next Manchester United senior player, and thinking that in this moment in time the star player in the dressing room is playing up. It happened at times over the last few years where you had Pogba's agent, not necessarily Pogba all the time, but his agent always playing up with the club.

"You can't have your star player in a club running the shop. You cannot have it. So when Sir Alex Ferguson potentially in the past moved players on, it was because that player needed to be moved on. I know that Manchester United fans want Ronaldo to stay, but if Ronaldo wants to leave, Manchester United in my mind should facilitate that.


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Neville did admit that Ronaldo leaving may result in Man United going backwards for a season, without a proven no. 9, but that playing Martial there may be the lesser of two evils.

Despite his excitement when Ronaldo first arrived last year, Neville seems to have come to the realisation that he may be becoming a negative presence in the dressing room.


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