Transfer: Why Man Utd can’t let Ronaldo leave – Rio Ferdinand

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Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has said the club would not even entertain the idea of allowing Cristiano Ronaldo leave at present.

Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo during his first stint at Old Trafford, believes the Red Devils must hold onto the wantaway forward.

According to him, if the 37-year-old leaves, United will find it hard to replace him with someone who scores as much as he does.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, Ferdinand was asked whether or not he would have started Ronaldo against Brighton, he said: “For a player, the worst thing for you to do is sit on the bench and come on in a game.  

“You start him, tell him “you’re going to play 45 and do what you do”. He would’ve [had 45 minutes in him].

“He’s experienced enough to pace himself through a game. You’ve got to trust these guys.”

Ferdinand then argued: “Man United are never letting him go right now. Where are they going to find 24 goals?

“Don’t have the conversation, you’re not going anywhere.

 

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