Day Lionel Messi Warned Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford Return Would Backfire

Day Lionel Messi Warned Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford Return Would Backfire

Fred Kennedy
July 11, 2022 at 7:08 AM
  • Lionel Messi's comments about Cristiano Ronaldo's reunion with Manchester United have re-surfaced
  • The Argentine superstar spoke candidly about the transfer, warning that it was unlikely to go according to plan
  • The re-emergence of Messi's comments came amid reports that Ronaldo is looking to dump the Red Devils barely a year after rejoining them

Lionel Messi's comments warning that Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford would backfire have emerged.

Ronaldo sealed a reunion with Manchester United last summer, penning a two-year contract with the Red Devils.

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Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected during a UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United v Villarreal at Old Trafford. Photo by David S. Bustamante.
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However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is believed to be plotting to depart United this summer.

Ronaldo is said to have already informed United chiefs about his desire to cut short his second stint.

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Lionel Messi warns Ronaldo's Man United reunion could backfire

With Ronaldo's future now up in the air, Messi's comments on his football rival rejoining United have emerged.

According to The Mirror, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar warned that Ronaldo's return to the Theatre of Dreams was unlikely to go to plan.

Messi observed that the Premier League had undergone a significant revolution from the last time Ronaldo played there.

"United are a very strong team with great players. Cristiano already knew the club, but that was at another stage and now he has adapted in an impressive way," Messi divulged to Marca back in November 2021.
"From the beginning, he has scored goals as always and had no problems adapting. In the Premier League, it is not as good as we all thought, but it is a very difficult and even competition in which things take a lot of turns. After December it changes a lot and anything can happen," he added.

New PSG coach intends to keep Neymar at the club

Sports Brief had earlier reported that newly-unveiled Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier has sent out the strongest indication yet that he intends to keep Neymar at the club.

In recent weeks, the Brazilian has been subject to intense rumours linking him with a move away from the club.

PSG are said to have put Neymar up for sale as they look to revamp their squad ahead of next season. The club is looking to lay the framework to launch another attempt to win their first-ever Champions League title.

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