Gary Neville has called on Cristiano Ronaldo to speak up on Manchester United’s problems now, with the forward threatening to open up on the truth.
Things at Old Trafford are not great right now, with the 13 time Premier League winners currently rock bottom of the league after two games.
At the middle of all the issues, and a big part of the problem, is Ronaldo’s future, and whether or not the club will sell him and replace him before the end of the transfer window.
On Tuesday it was revealed that the club could now be ready to let the 37-year-old leave, even if co-owner Joel Glazer isn’t too happy with the idea.
With all the reports coming out about the forward, he finally took to social media on Tuesday night to claim that the media was telling lies about him, claiming he talk about it in ‘a couple of weeks.’
Now Neville is calling on him not to wait but actually speak up now, but not about the media but instead all the problems going on at United.
Ronaldo’s former teammate wants the forward to ‘stand up’ and lead, claiming he’s the only one who can change what’s going on at Old Trafford.
“Why does the greatest player of all time (in my opinion) have to wait two weeks to tell Manchester United fans the truth?” the Sky Sports pundit said on social media.
“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!”
Why does the greatest player of all time (in my opinion) have to wait two weeks to tell Manchester United fans the truth? 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!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 17, 2022
In typical fashion, Neville has been very vocal in his criticism of United and in particular their American owners, who have taken huge sums out of the club.
The 47-year-old argued with Jamie Carragher about the issues facing Erik ten Hag’s team right now, following the embarrassing 4-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday evening.
Neville has also predicted that the team will finish in the bottom half of the table this season, if they sell Ronaldo before the start of next month.
Whether or not they do sell, it doesn’t look like it will be a particularly good campaign for them, unless things drastically change and soon.
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