CR7’s second spell at Man Utd ended on Tuesday after the participant and membership agreed to half methods.
Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag was flawed to deal with Cristiano Ronaldo the way in which he did, in keeping with Roy Keane, who insists world-class gamers should be handled in another way.
The previous Crimson Devils captain additionally believes Ten Hag by no means needed to make Ronaldo a part of his plans and, subsequently, ought to’ve allowed the attacker to go away in the summertime earlier than issues obtained ‘really messy’.
As a substitute, Ronaldo left United underneath a cloud on Tuesday after airing his frustrations with the membership and supervisor in an interview with Piers Morgan final week.
“I think it was on the cards for the last few months. Obviously, the interview was the tipping point for him,” Keane mentioned on ITV.
“Life goes on. Manchester United are a fantastic membership; Cristiano is a superb participant. It’s a like a divorce or the tip of a relationship – everyone knows how that feels – you go your separate methods. Life goes on.
“Nice, nice participant for Manchester United. He ought to have left in the summertime, whether or not that’s the participant’s fault or the membership’s.
“It was never going to happen. The new manager was never going to play him. You cannot have Ronaldo as a sub or a fringe player. It’s just not right. It’s sad, but these things happen.”
‘I don’t suppose Ten Hag comes out of it effectively’
On Ten Hag, who handed Ronaldo simply 4 Premier League begins this season, Keane mentioned: “I don’t suppose it’s been nice administration. It’s been tough, however I don’t suppose the supervisor comes out of it effectively.
“Individuals at all times reward the supervisor stating that he ‘put a marker down’, however a part of administration is taking care of the highest gamers.
‘You have to treat top world-class players differently. This idea that you have to treat everyone the same, you don’t.
“I’ll return to it, a man that scores targets for enjoyable that may’t be an issue. I don’t need to go down the street of urgent once more. I am going again to the difficulty in the summertime. The supervisor was by no means going to play him.
“Whatever about the system he was going to play, Ronaldo was never going to do that. He came back to the club because he was a great player and he would score you goals, get on the end of things. In the summer when the manager came in, everyone knew you know he wouldn’t play him, so let him go in the summer before it all got really messy.”