The Portuguese returns to the Red Devils after ending his stay at Serie A giants Juventus
Coach Dylan Kerr believes Cristiano Ronaldo has been re-signed by Manchester United for public relations.
The Portuguese striker has returned to Old Trafford after 12 years, after being at Real Madrid and recently Juventus.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes offers the famous striker to Man City after they missed top goal Harry Kane, but City dropped out of the race on Friday. This enabled United to make an effort to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford, where he played a leading role between 2003 and 2009. ) with additions up to £ 7m (€ 8m / $ 9m).
Why is Kerr critical of the move?
Is Ronaldo’s move good for him and the former Premier League champions?
‘It’s a good million dollar question; it’s not for me, ‘Kerr said Purpose.
‘The signing is a PR marketing decision, but it’s the world we live in. [Jack] Grealish worth £ 100 million? Is [Harry] Kane worth £ 160 million? Is Messi worth it?
“It’s about the public image, about which clubs the respective players value. Again, what’s Ronaldo’s motive? What’s Manchester United’s goal? But the fans are delighted he’s back.”
‘Ole has a bigger problem’
The former Sheffield Wednesday defender believes football has lost its identity. He further said that the manager of the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has a big problem about where the former Real Madrid player will play.
“Honestly, we lost identity in football. But I think the football world is happy now. However, Solskjaer now has a bigger problem where he fits.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian legend Henry Nwosu described Ronaldo’s threatening return to Manchester United as an ‘unfortunate’ move for him and Juventus.
“It’s so sorry for Ronaldo, it’s sorry for Juventus,” said Nwosu Purpose.
‘I do not think returning to Manchester United is the right thing to do at the moment because things are not going well with them.
“Ronaldo is someone I love as a player and as a person, but I’m not happy with the decision he made. Still, he has his personal reasons for returning to England. Let’s see how it goes.”