Cristiano Ronaldo - Much Ado About Al Nassr

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Embarrassing.

Two months ago he was up there with Pele and Maradona, since then Messi has won the World Cup whilst he's been booted out of the top flight and is now playing in Timbuktu.
 

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This reeks of McKinsey graduate who joined a huge, fast growing tech company, bankrupted it and is now working at a local McDonalds because no other companies want him.
Weirdly specific
 

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feck off you plastic faced stretched skin bobble head. Slagged the club off, showed no respect whatsoever to Ten Hag, had a dig at Rooney and Neville all to play in the Saudi League, what a bellend. Thank feck he has taken his circus away from United as we are better off even if we don`t replace him.
 

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He's destroyed his legacy.

If only he'd taken SAF's council before doing that stupid interview.
Really? Anymore than Keane or RVN? He miscalculated his appeal to other champs league clubs. I 100% do not blame him for taking the obscene wages on offer. His status as a United legend is fine, whatever caused his departure does not affect his influence on the team when he was managed by Sir Alex, he still scored the goals an we won a shed load of trophies.
 

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He had so many offers he had to chose the Saudi league :lol: Thought he wanted to leave us to play in the CL?
 

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They are one of the big clubs within Saudi but they are not a giant, and not really relevant on a continental level.

For example, Al-Hilal are a monster club.

But this is a national project. If it wasn’t going to be Al-Nassr, it would have been another Saudi club.
I have been aware of Al-Hilal, Al Shabab and Al-Ittihad for years but only heard about Al-Nassr recently.
 

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Mad innit. A huge miscalculation on his part. He could likely have joined them in the summer (with United pocketing a fee) but he held out for a CL club and none came forth. At least he's got a pile of money.
They said they were transfer banned … otherwise we’d have pocketed £30m for him. That and Lingard’s potential £20m to west ham would have made us £50m easily
 

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So like the whole interview in general, the bit about other clubs not wanting him being untrue was bollocks.

What a daft end to his career at the top level this whole thing has been.
 

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Really? Anymore than Keane or RVN? He miscalculated his appeal to other champs league clubs. I 100% do not blame him for taking the obscene wages on offer. His status as a United legend is fine, whatever caused his departure does not affect his influence on the team when he was managed by Sir Alex, he still scored the goals an we won a shed load of trophies.
Ruud is not considered a United legend like Keane or Giggs or others. I would say Ronaldo will be remembered somewhere like Ruud overall. People like to make this argument logical so they bring trophies and numbers. What is considered a legend is just what people feel for someone. Keane had that with the United fans already and he never once acted like he is above the club. I am not his biggest fans post playing but Keane's legend status is secure. Ronaldo will be in the same echelon as Ruud, Hughes, maybe the likes of Van der Sar and Evra but nowhere near the top tier.
 

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We’ll feck, no wonder we weren’t able to score with him in the team, turns out we had a Saudi league level player leading the frontline.
 

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Really? Anymore than Keane or RVN? He miscalculated his appeal to other champs league clubs. I 100% do not blame him for taking the obscene wages on offer. His status as a United legend is fine, whatever caused his departure does not affect his influence on the team when he was managed by Sir Alex, he still scored the goals an we won a shed load of trophies.
sort out your disgusting rectum before you post in my forum. Defending ronaldo like a fan boy. Dirty parasite
 

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They said they were transfer banned … otherwise we’d have pocketed £30m for him. That and Lingard’s potential £20m to west ham would have made us £50m easily
Ah. Didn't know that. Such a shame. Would have escaped this whole drama too and we'd have signed a young striker capable of pressing from the front, in all likelihood (at least another forward).

I wonder if the club would have cancelled his contract had he asked for it, instead of doing the interview.
 

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  1. Ask to leave in the summer for CL football
  2. Miss pre season
  3. Return to the club because no CL club made an offer
  4. Get dropped because you aren't playing well
  5. Make an interview accusing the manager of being disrespectful to drop you
  6. Get your contract terminated
  7. Get dropped during the WC by a different manager
  8. Fail to find another club at the top level
  9. Sign for a club outside the top level
What a massive miscalculation has this year been for him on all levels. There's nothing wrong with going after money at the end of your career, but he made a complete tit out of himself when he could've actually finished the season with a big club on big wages and with a bit of grace. His massive ego fecked him up big time.
 

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He's already loaded with money. Financially speaking, he didn't really need this. I guess he's made peace with the fact he isn't wanted by major European clubs so might as well cash in more.
 

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:lol: love it, gets even better after the interview

where is piers/the sporting fan on here?
 

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Big shame none of our top four rivals were suckered into taking him on, would have been the ideal situation.

They buy him, he scores a brace of penalties his first game, a tap in the next, the fans fall head over heels for him and he gains the upper hand on whichever unfortunate manager it is (Howe?). Then we sit back and watch our little trojan horse destroy their style of play, team harmony, and results from within as the club implodes around him and the pundits blame everyone but him for fear of being blanked on the touchline.

Honestly, whoever convinced us Pep wanted this bloke (perhaps Pep himself) played a blinder, didn't he?
There just might be hope that Newcastle are shackled with him next season considering he'll just be moving from one government project to the other :drool:
 

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  1. Ask to leave in the summer for CL football
  2. Miss pre season
  3. Return to the club because no CL club made an offer
  4. Get dropped because you aren't playing well
  5. Make an interview accusing the manager of being disrespectful to drop you
  6. Get your contract terminated
  7. Get dropped during the WC by a different manager
  8. Fail to find another club at the top level
  9. Sign for a club outside the top level
What a massive miscalculation has this year been for him on all levels. There's nothing wrong with going after money at the end of your career, but he made a complete tit out of himself when he could've actually finished the season with a big club on big wages and with a bit of grace. His massive ego fecked him up big time.
What an embarrassing half-season it has been for him.
 

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It's a country any sane person would want to be near.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45812399
Not necessarily, my dad worked there as a doctor for years and we went out there to visit a number of times during long hols. It's not as dramatic as one might think in the bigger cities - Riyadh/Jeddah.

Edit:
Obviously terrible things happen there a lot more brazenly than they happen here (not to say there's no dodgy espionage here), but he's not an outspoken anti-governmental political activist or anything so he'll be Ok.
 

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:lol: love it, gets even better after the interview

where is piers/the sporting fan on here?
In the interview, Piers said about the WC and threw in "here's one for you... WC final, Portugal vs Argnetina, Messi scores 2 you score 2, extra time you score the third hattrick you win the WC"

Ronaldo is like it's too perfect come on I will retire right there.

Messi did score 2 in the final though!
 

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Not necessarily, my dad worked there as a doctor for years and we went out there to visit a number of times during long hols. It's not as dramatic as one might think in the bigger cities - Riyadh/Jeddah

Once you do as you are told, under the threat of being murdered.
 

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at least andrew tate won’t feel like he’s had the worst day ever now.
 

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He’s done as an elite player at age 38, perfectly normal, he’s been one of the greatest.