Wes Brown, a former defender for Manchester United, has explained why Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t find a club in Europe after his controversial move away from Old Trafford.
After the Red Devils decided to split ways with the former Real Madrid superstar before his contract was set to expire at the end of the season, Ronaldo’s happily-ever-after return to United came to an end, leaving him with a sour taste in his mouth.
United’s decision was influenced by Ronaldo’s controversial conversation with the famous British journalist Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old slammed the team, manager Erik ten Hag, owners, and former teammates Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville during the heated interview.
After the interview and an unimpressive World Cup, Ronaldo signed a contract worth over 200 million euros with Saudi Professional League team Al Nassr, according to GOAL.
Brown thinks that the reason European teams decided against signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was due to his controversial comments in light of CR7’s transfer to the Gulf.
“I’m not sure what clubs [were in] but the clubs he wanted to come in just didn’t. Ultimately, it is crazy money for him,” Brown said via All Football.
“It will be a bit different for him, it will be a different experience for him. But regardless, he is a legend of the game and whatever people say, as a Manchester United fan, he will always be a legend at the club.
“We achieved so much when he was there, we have to wish him the best. There isn’t long left now, he just needs to enjoy it and play as much as we can.
“It is a bit different for him but it also depends on what the family all agree on.”