Cristiano Ronaldo took wrong career decisions with Juventus and Man United, Barcelona next?

by | Jan 11, 2022 11:15

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United is turning into a nightmare and perhaps, his decision to leave Real Madrid in 2018 was not the right one.

Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 games over three seasons at Juventus, but somehow his spell in Turin was not as successful as many thought when the Portuguese ace landed in Turin in the summer of 2018.

The Bianconeri never went beyond the Champions League quarter-finals while Ronaldo was in Turin and were eliminated in the Round of 16 by Lyon and Porto in his last two seasons at the club.

Although he took only three years to become one of the best scorers in the club’s history, Juventus’ results didn’t improve with Ronaldo and the Serie A giants failed to retain the Scudetto for the tenth year in a row under Andrea Pirlo last term.

Juventus legend Gigi Buffon explained why Ronaldo’s time in Turin was somehow disappointed earlier this month.

Buffon: ‘Juventus lost team unity with Cristiano Ronaldo’

“I think Juve lost that DNA of being a team,” the goalkeeper said.

“We reached the Champions League Final in 2017 because we were a side full of experience, but above all we were a single unit and there was this competition for places within the group that was very strong. We lost that with Ronaldo.”

CR7 ran away from Turin in August, returning to Manchester United, but the Red Devils are also struggling this season and could even fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in 22 appearances with the Premier League giants who sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, hiring Ralf Rangnick.

Ronaldo has worked with five different coaches in less than four years: Massimiliano Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, Solskjaer and Rangnick at Old Trafford.

Lack of stability hasn’t helped Ronaldo, who kept helping his teams, scoring bags of goals year in, year out.

However, the five-time Champions League winner and the best scorer in the competition’s history has failed even to reach the semis during his time in Turin and Manchester United don’t seem to be at the same level as Europe’s top clubs this season.

According to Sport.es, Ronaldo is so fed up about the Red Devils that he is even open to joining Barcelona and has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to find a new team.

Honestly, it sounds unlikely, but whether that is true or not, Ronaldo’s career has somehow gone downhill since he joined Juventus from Real Madrid and the Nou Camp doesn’t seem to be the place to turn his fortunes around.

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10 Comments

  1. DMUSTAC

    only wrong career step he took is that he earns equally like 4,5 top player at both teams. and is not playing defence for 80 minutes. it creates negativity within squad.
    he could play for 10 mil and juve could add top midfielder and he could play strict centre forward without touching ball every attack. being patient and waiting his chances in the box, but he never had patience.

  2. DRA

    The masked villain hit the nail on the head! Also… how could he possibly go to Barca with his 30 mil salary?

  3. Louch

    Lmfao @ Barca can’t even get Torres on their books they’re so broke now they’re going to sign the liquidator lol
    Does FI do any due diligence on the ridiculous stories they publish? Just curious.

  4. MZ

    He needs to go to some Arab league and earn the millions he is yearning!!!

  5. @jimmy_Stallion

    He saw the Insigne money and is regretting not going to Toronto

  6. Jarod KNowles

    Maybe Barca can turn their fortunes around by using the old strategy from Guarda tha Mourinho complained about but no can do as all eyes are on them like the saying goes ‘ti miro comme una aguila” or crocodilo (which ever pet you prefer), funny that both coaches never went back to Iberia almost as though they were banished actually.

    No Ronaldo if you need a home come back to Juve we need your goals.

  7. Boom

    The only team he’s going to next is Sporting or a team in the MLS. LA or Miami of course.

  8. Xander Eckstein

    CR7?? I think he will be better to play in “Indonesian Super League”… at Bali maybe the best.. so he can relaxing & spend his old days there too. Btw, Mr Ozil will be there also next season. 😉

  9. gio

    Barcelona themselves are in a re-building phase similar to that of Juventus. He won’t win anything there, either. When he went to Man U I predicted he would not win anything with the team, league championship or otherwise and he would not win the scoring race either. So far this looks like easy math.

  10. martinn

    old man, young money. destroy Juventus`s goal difference and now united have some locker room probelms as well.
    he should have gone to the non-euroean route and earned some money. we were finessed

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