Cristiano Ronaldo discusses why he turned down Saudi Arabia offer
Cristiano Ronaldo explains his decision to reject a Saudi Arabian offer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has acknowledged that he turned down a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia because, at the time, he didn’t want to leave Manchester United.
However, he has butted heads with manager Erik ten Hag, who he has confessed he does not respect, and now a January exit appears to be on the cards.
Asked to confirm the reports of an offer from Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo told Talk TV: “It’s true.
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“And I was happy here to be honest, I was motivated to do a great season here.
“It’s hard, it’s hard. But in the same way, I thought that I was very happy here, I [am] still capable to score goals.
“I still believe that I can score many, many goals and help the team because I still believe that I’m still good and capable to help [the] national team [and] even Manchester United.
“But if you don’t feel around you that the energy’s on your side, it’s difficult. Of course, the criticism is going to exist all the time.”