Juventus legends Sergio Brio and Alessio Tacchinardi believes Cristiano Ronaldo disrespected the Old Lady and put the club ‘in a difficult situation.’
Ronaldo left the Bianconeri four days before the end of the summer transfer window, making a shock return to Manchester United.
The Portuguese ace flew to Lisbon from Turin on Friday, August 27, just before the Red Devils announced his return to Old Trafford.
Juventus found themselves with little time to replace the former Real Madrid superstar and brought in Moise Kean from Everton.
Ronaldo explained that joining Manchester United was “the best decision he could make” and many Juventus fans on social media have found his behaviour disrespectful towards the Serie A giants.
Juventus legends Sergio Brio and Alessio Tacchinardi share the same view.
“Juventus deserve more respect, I didn’t expect Ronaldo to snub the club like this. It was not nice of him,” Brio told Tuttosport.
“I always speak highly of the three clubs where I played: Juventus, Lecce and Pistoiese because they signed me and believed in me. Cristiano is a great professional, but his farewell should have been different.
“Perhaps they didn’t break up gracefully, but I am convinced it was the right thing for the player and the club. If a player is forced to stay, he could cause damage to his teammates and the club.”
Brio, a former Juventus defender, played 385 games with the Bianconeri between 1978 and 1990.
Tacchinardi joined Juventus in 1994 and spent more than a decade in Turin, playing 404 games in a Bianconeri shirt.
“Ronaldo should have left in a different way, not on his private jet while Allegri was talking to the team before the game against Empoli,” the former midfielder said.
“I expected a press conference to say goodbye to the fans. They deserved something different.
“There are no more legends such as Del Piero, Totti, Maldini or Zanetti, but it wasn’t nice to hear from Ronaldo that he was going back to a place he feels like home.
“He put Juventus in a difficult situation, leaving a few days before the end of the transfer window, it is impossible to replace a goal machine like him.”
— Tuttosport (@tuttosport) September 3, 2021