Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes the club have failed to provide Cristiano Ronaldo with a ‘platform for success’ since his return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo returned to Man United from Juventus last summer, 12 years after he departed for Real Madrid.
Despite Ronaldo being joined by Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane as new arrivals, Man United went on to have their worst ever Premier League campaign, finishing down in the sixth position in the table.
And Ferdinand believes the Red Devils simply have not held up their end of the bargain.
“On a personal level he does what Ronaldo does, he scores goals, he wins games and without Ronaldo, they don’t get out of the knockout stages of the Champions League,” Ferdinand told FootballJOE’s YouTube channel.
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“He’s scored winning goals multiple times and he has held up his side of the bargain.
“I think the club obviously hasn’t played their role in terms of giving him the platform for success.
“It just shows you that great players, those in conversation as the best players ever – and he’s one of them – you can’t do it alone, you need team-mates to help and this shows that.”
“We have to wait and see,” Ferdinand added when asked if Ronaldo will fit under the new manager, Erik Ten Hag.
“This is something we need to wait for and give it time.”
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