It’s been a rough season for Manchester United fans so far and some believe Cristiano Ronaldo should be sold in the summer.
They argue that his lack of goals and frustrations after the final whistle, among other things, are having a negative impact on the club.
As they’re not entirely wrong, we have compiled 5 disadvantages of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United beyond next summer below;
5 Disadvantages Of Keeping Cristiano Ronaldo At Man United
1. Fewer Chances for Youngsters
Since Ronaldo’s arrival this term, opportunities have been limited for the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood.
Amid reports of unrest between Greenwood and Ronaldo, this situation is unlikely to improve if Ronaldo stays for another year at the club.
2. Disparity In Squad
Ronaldo currently earns £385,000-per-week in wages, which is almost as much as David De Gea earns after over a decade’s loyalty to the club.
It sends out the wrong message when you already have a team where players earn a lot more than they deserve to.
United already have one the highest wage bills in the Premier League. Despite that, the squad is unhappy for numerous reasons.
3. Lack of Leadership
Ronaldo hasn’t made an effort to hide his frustrations after the final whistle this season.
Be it defeats or even a draw, the Portuguese has often been spotted sulking and storming off the field.
His body language against Wolves wasn’t good enough either, with the team looking worse than when Harry Maguire wears the armband.
4. No Resale Value
Ronaldo will be 37 when his contract with United ends and he’s earning exorbitant wages.
His goals have dried up compared to what he’s scored in earlier years, meaning it will be really tough for the club to offload him after 2022-23.
Not many clubs would be willing to spend so much on an attacker nearing his 40s, which isn’t good news for United.
5. Won’t Be Happy With Europa League
When was the last time you saw Ronaldo get excited about the Europa League?
The 36-year-old is known for setting the Champions League on fire and given our current predicament, it looks like United might not even qualify for it next season.
With the negativity in the squad right now, things go could from bad to worse if Ronaldo has to play in the Europa League.