Cristiano Ronaldo‘s return to Manchester United appeared to totally rejuvenate the club’s fan-base initially, yet results have since started to slip, however former teammate, Patrice Evra, has made clear that Ronaldo’s only true love is the Manchester club.
Ronaldo originally left Manchester United to fulfil his lifelong dream of playing for Real Madrid, but when the decision was made to leave the Spanish giants, Jose Mourinho was the United coach and the timing wasn’t right for such a move to be made.
Instead, the Portuguese captain signed for Juventus, where Evra was also a player before his retirement, and the Frenchman believes that the Italian club never gave Ronaldo the love and affection he felt at Old Trafford during his first spell with the club.
“Cristiano Ronaldo just wanted respect, but at Juventus he was the scapegoat,” Evra detailed in an interview with La Repubblica.
“Ronaldo needs love and respect, the criticism he received in Italy was ridiculous and a bit hypocritical. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s only true love is Manchester United.”
Massimiliano Allegri worked with Evra at Juventus and returned to the club as coach in the summer, meaning he had to deal with the immediate fallout from Ronaldo‘s departure.
Having initially stated that Ronaldo wouldn’t play every game, things sped up dramatically as Ronaldo pushed for an exit in the final days of the summer window, yet Evra believes that on the whole Allegri is a fine coach.
“Allegri was wrong when he said in a press conference that Ronaldo wouldn’t play every game, it was not necessary to say so publicly,” Evra added.
“Allegri pushes you to work, but he is intelligent because he does it with a smile.
“He shouldn’t have left in 2019, young people today lack personality and creativity, and at the first problem they are calling their agent.”
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