Ronaldo and Mourinho together again?

Ronaldo and Mourinho together again?

One of the best strikers in the history of football Cristiano Ronaldo is close to leaving Manchester United! Roma can Shelter the 37-year-old Portuguese, which is now headed by Jose Mourinho.

In the 2021/22 season, Ronaldo became the most productive player of the Red Devils. In all competitions, he scored 25 goals and provided three assists in 37 games. CR7 actually single-handedly pulled the Mancunians into the Champions League playoffs, and his hat-tricks in duels with Tottenham and Norwich sent the club not to the Conference League, but to the more or less prestigious Europa League. Thus, the five-time winner of the Ballon D’Or runs the risk of not playing in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

Plus, the new coach of Manchester United, Eric ten Hag, announced that he doesn’t really count on Cristiano Ronaldo and plans to build a new team at Old Trafford. It is unlikely that such a situation suits the Portuguese, who at the age of 37 demonstrates an incredible will to win. Against this backdrop, Cristiano's agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a new club for his client.

The closest thing to Ronaldo's transfer is Roma, as they have strong ties to Mendes. It was the Portuguese who invited Jose Mourinho, Sergio Oliveira and Rui Patricio to Olimpico. And in the very first year as part of the Giallorossi, they became the Conference League winners! It should be noted that earlier the paths of CR7 and José crossed at Real Madrid. However, Roma, like Manchester United, will play in the Europa League, which is unlikely to suit the ambitious Cristiano. Plus, the Wolves will definitely not handle the Portuguese’s current salary of 23 million euros.

Aside from Roma, CR7 has a few other career options to choose from. First, to return to his native Sporting, which will play in the Champions League. Secondly, to go to the MLS, where he will definitely not be offended in terms of salary. And the narcissistic Ronaldo will love the rabid support of American fans.

Still, we think that the Portuguese super player will stay in Manchester and put up with a gradual receding into the backdrop. Even in this state, the CR7 will be a hit - as a wild card, he will bring a lot of benefits to the Red Devils, as well as become a real guru for younger players. At the club level, Cristiano has won everything, so his main goal for the next season is to perform as best as possible with the Portugal national team at the World Cup in Qatar and say goodbye to an international career with dignity.