Manchester United recently confirmed the appointment of former head coach at Ajax, Erik Ten Hag, as the new Men’s First Team manager, and according to some individuals, the new coach should drop Cristiano Ronaldo and leave him out of the team. However, others say that he should remain a central figure in this exciting new era and that the team should be restructured around him. However, It has also been reported that Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United.

Should Cristiano Ronaldo stay or leave Manchester United?

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player ever to grace the beautiful game, and he has helped his country and the league clubs that he has played for throughout his glittering career to win numerous prestigious honours. However, some say that he is way past his best and that the time has come to move on. He completed his first move to Manchester United back in August 2003 before going on to play a total of 196 games and scoring 84 goals across all competitions. He then played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018 and Juventus from 2018 to 2021 before making a sensational return to Man Utd in August 2021.

It’s one of the biggest debates out there today in the footballing world: Should Cristiano Ronaldo stay or leave Manchester United? In many respects, he is quite unlike most other players out there today, an anomaly. For example, many of today’s top players reach their peak at a much earlier age in life, and when they peak, they don’t tend to stay at that level for too many years. With Ronaldo, it’s different.

He’s currently 37 years old, and he keeps proving his doubters wrong. A great deal of his success is down to his unbelievable work ethic and his impressive fitness levels. He still has the skills, the speed, the power, and the stamina to stay at the top, and his body is in much better shape than most other players he competes against. These reasons alone are why he should definitely feature in key matches in the upcoming season – regardless of what the haters say. He still has the ability to change games and net winners.

It seems, however, that this decision has been taken out of Ten Hag’s hands. Ronaldo is striking to force through a transfer, with Chelsea and Bayern keen. Does he still have enough in him to make an impact at these clubs, though?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s honours and accolades over the years

Throughout his career, the Portuguese icon has won the most coveted trophies in several of the world’s most competitive leagues. In England, for example, he’s won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United. He’s also won the Serie A title (Italy’s top league) and the Coppa Italia with Italian Giants, Juventus, and not forgetting the multiple La Liga titles, Copa del Rey cups and Champions League titles he won with Real Madrid.

He has global appeal, and he has helped millions of online gamblers around the world win their bets thanks to his epic consistency in form. Whether it’s a local bet shop in Manchester or one of the top sports betting Zambia websites that cater to gamblers in south-central Africa, you can always find a variety of bets for multiple Cristiano Ronaldo markets. For example, even as recently as 2021, the odds of him winning the Ballon d’Or and beating the likes of Lionel Messi, Mo Salah, and Kylian Mbappé were 10/1. He was also given 5/1 odds of winning the Premier League Gold Boot (the season’s top goal scorer), which is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.

A look at some of the amazing records Cristiano Ronaldo has broken

Over the years, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken numerous records too. When he scored his 111th international goal for Portugal, he broke the record for most goals by an individual player, while at the same time, he became Portugal’s all-time top scorer. He broke a similar record when he scored his 150th goal for Real Madrid, and he is the only player in history to have scored over 100 goals for three clubs and the national team.

He scored the most UEFA Champions League goals when netting goal number 134, and his 14th goal in the European Championship saw him break the record for most goals scored in that tournament. He also scored a record-breaking 17 goals in a UEFA Champions League season during the 2013/14 campaign.

Nobody can say, for sure, exactly how long Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to play top-flight football. However, there is one thing that everyone should be able to agree upon: that he will be greatly missed when he does eventually decide to hang up his boots for the final time. He will always be considered by many as the best player in the world while he continues to play, and he will always be in the G.O.A.T. conversations long after he has finished playing, along with Brazil’s Pele, Argentina’s Diego Maradona, and The Netherlands’ Johan Cruyff.

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