Ronaldo is now on the verge of retirement.
“Former Manchester United prospect Eddie Johnson has spoken out about the rumored feud between Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo,” the UK’s Talk Sport reported on July 27.
Van Nistelrooy thrived at United, leading the league in goals. However, he began to fall out with Sir Alex Ferguson and was forced to leave the team in favor of a promising youngster to replace him.
To replace van Nistelrooy, Ferguson brought in the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo, and Louis Saha, among others, to build United’s mid-to-late 2000s heyday.
It was Rooney and Ronaldo who pushed Van Nistelrooy out. Interestingly, Van Nistelrooy reportedly had a particularly bad feeling about Ronaldo.
The former United youth player says: “The team atmosphere was good at the time. Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Roy Keane were all very good at giving advice to the younger players and looking after them. Except for Van Nistelrooy,” he recalls. 먹튀검증
Of van Nistelrooy, Johnson says, “He didn’t like all the young players in general, but he especially didn’t like Ronaldo, who he thought was selfish.”
“Van Nistelrooy had a particular dislike for Ronaldo,” Johnson explains, “He didn’t like young players who didn’t pass to him, and he would point out that Ronaldo didn’t pass to him.” 메이저사이트추천
In fact, Ronaldo’s focus on individual play instead of team play during this period was criticized by domestic fans as “loner”. It was this kind of play that enraged Van Nistelrooy.