Roy Keane confirmed mistakes made by Ronaldo before he put pen to paper as he names the clause he should have included in Manchester United contract.
When Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last summer, a clause was not added to his contract, which Roy Keane finds incomprehensible.
A year after returning to Old Trafford, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner informed the team that he wants to depart because they didn’t make the Champions League this year.
In spite of Ronaldo’s 18 Premier League goals, United finished the 2021–2022 season in sixth place with their lowest-ever number of points.
Ronaldo, who is 37 years old and nearing the conclusion of his career, wants to play in Europe’s top league, where he holds the record for most goals scored with 141.
But it doesn’t seem like any team will sign the Portugal international despite being offered to clubs like Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.
And former United captain Keane, who shared the field with Ronaldo during his first stint with the club, is astonished Jorge Mendes did not include a break clause to his contract.
Ronaldo not participating in the Champions League for his ego, “brand,” or whatever is a big part of the problem “Keane stated during the Premier League preview on Sky Sports.
“Why didn’t his agent have (a condition) that would allow both sides to look at it if Manchester United didn’t qualify for the Champions League?
“Why doesn’t he have that in Ronaldo’s contract if you have this’super-agent’ who has unbelievable relationships and is brilliant in terms of negotiations?”
Ronaldo eventually made up for missing the preseason trip and started the preseason friendly loss to Rayo Vallecano, infuriating manager Erik ten Hag by leaving without permission at halftime.
He started the season on the bench against Brighton, entering the game early in the second half as Ten Hag’s reign ended in a 2-1 loss.
Wayne Rooney, the all-time leading scorer for United, has stated that Ronaldo should be allowed to leave his former club, but Keane disagrees.
He harshly criticizes Anthony Martial and claims the Frenchman “isn’t good enough” to replace him because he believes United cannot let him leave without a replacement.