- Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo should speak now if he has a truth to say
- Ronaldo recently accused media of telling lies, saying he would do a tell-all interview in a couple of weeks
- But Neville, a former teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo, believes the Portugal star holds the key to Manchester United’s problems and should address things immediately
Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate Gary Neville has urged the Portuguese superstar to ‘stand up and speak now’ instead of waiting two weeks.
As Sports Brief reported, Ronaldo broke his silence on his transfer saga, declaring that the truth would eventually come out “in a couple of weeks” as he accused media of telling lies.
The 37-year old is yet to secure a move away from Manchester United, although football insider Fabrizio Romano revealed on Tuesday, August 16 that the star’s agent was still exploring options before the September 1 deadline.
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Ronaldo reluctantly featured in United’s opening two Premier League games, which were back to back defeats against Brighton and Brentford.
On Instagram, responding to the recent rumours that he was negatively affecting United’s squad, Cristiano said:
"They know the truth when they interview in a couple weeks. The media is telling lies. I have a notebook and in the last few months of the 100 news I made, only 5 were right. Imagine how it is. Stick with that tip."
In response to Ronaldo’s recent comments, Neville, who played alongside the forward until his Real Madrid move in 2009, expressed discontent in Ronaldo’s decision to keep the world waiting.
“Why does the greatest player of all time (in my opinion) have to wait two weeks to tell Manchester United fans the truth?” Neville posed.
“Stand up now and speak. The club is in crisis and it needs leaders to lead. He’s the only one who can grab this situation by the scruff of the neck!”
Manchester United’s stance on Cristiano Ronaldo
Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United have reportedly had a change of heart with Ronaldo and could allow him to leave this summer.
As per a recent report, the United hierarchy ‘fear there might be no changes to the situation’ unless Cristiano leaves.
The club’s bosses now feel parting ways with Ronaldo could be a risk they are willing to take as they see it as a move that will greatly improve the feeling around the team.
Source: Sports Brief News