“It’s not our problem” – Juventus distances themselves from Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at Manchester United


“It’s not our problem” – Juventus distances themselves from Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at Manchester United

While acknowledging Cristiano Ronaldo’s present challenges at Manchester United, Juventus’ chief executive officer distances his club from the issues in England. Prior to his return to Old Trafford last summer, Ronaldo played for the Turin-based club for three years.

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Ronaldo’s second term with the Red Devils has not been without its difficulties, and it was evident that the Portuguese superstar desired to leave the team in order to play in the Champions League. Ronaldo remained a Manchester United player after the transfer window closed, but manager Erik ten Hag benched him for the team’s final three league games.

Maurizio Arrivabene, the CEO of Juventus since November of last year, expressed sympathy for the 37-year-old and recalled how his team parted ways with Ronaldo respectfully. “We are sorry to see him in such a situation that is not pleasant for him and for the team. We separated ways at Juventus with mutual respect. We are sorry for what’s happened to him in Manchester this year, but it’s not our problem.”

Ronaldo’s role in the club’s upcoming Premier League and Europa League matches is still up in the air, and the addition of Antony as a front-line option may further restrict his opportunities. Ten Hag also acknowledged that Ronaldo’s fitness was a concern after the 37-year-old missed a substantial portion of preseason play.

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How has Cristiano Ronaldo’s former team Juventus performed this season?

Juventus, meanwhile, has enjoyed an undefeated start to their Serie A season with two victories and three draws, including Saturday’s 1-1 draw versus Fiorentina. New signings Leandro Paredes and Arkadiusz Milik were in the starting XI, the debut for the Argentina international who only made the move from PSG on Wednesday.

“We have improved thanks to our work on the transfer market. It was important to bridge the gap that was seen last season and I think we achieved that. With the prices that are on the transfer market now, it’s less a market, and more a high-end boutique,” Juventus CEO replied.

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