Time and tide wait for no man, and that is what is happening with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. The Portuguese superstar, who is one of the best in the history of the game, has seen himself reduced to an impact substitute and did not even make if off the bench in the 6-3 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
Ronaldo’s situation has become a major problem at Manchester United. When he made his blockbuster return to the club last summer, he surely would not have foreseen being completely out of the starting XI just a year later.
It is not hard to understand why Erik ten Hag leaves him out of the starting XI, because Ronaldo does not really suit the system that the Dutch manager likes to play and also missed the vital pre-season. But at the same time, if he was not in the manager’s plans then he should have been allowed to leave in the summer.
Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Manchester United in January for the right offer
Rumours had suggested that Ronaldo wanted to let Manchester United in the summer itself but there was not a lot of interest in his signature.
Ronaldo will turn 38 years of age in February and it is safe to say that he is no longer the player that he once was.
It is not just for Manchester United that he is struggling but for the Portugal national team as well and for the first time in his career, it looks like Ronaldo is lacking confidence.
It seems like we are in the twilight of one of the greatest careers of all-time. So let’s just enjoy it while we can. Whether it be at Manchester United or somewhere else.