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EPL: Ferdinand explains why Manchester United cannot afford to let Ronaldo leave this summer


Ex Club Captain and defender, Rio Ferdinand has revealed why Manchester United would not let any club sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

According to multiple sources, Ronaldo has been linked with some top clubs lately, including Bayern Munich and Chelsea in a bid to secure Champions league football.

The former English International who is a now pundit, played with Ronaldo during his first stint at Old Trafford, has made it clear that Erik Ten Hag’s side must hold onto the forward.

Ferdinand believes that  United will find it hard to replace the 37-year-old player if he leaves the club this summer.

The former Red Devil’s defender opined United will find it hard to get a player that can score as much as the Portuguese captain at the moment.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcasts, Ferdinand was asked whether or not he would have started Ronaldo against Brighton, he said: “For a player, the worst thing for you to do is sit on the bench and come on in a game.

“You start him, tell him you’re going to play 45 and do what you do. He would’ve had 45 minutes in him.


“He’s experienced enough to pace himself through a game. You’ve got to trust these guys.”

Man United are never letting him go right now. Where are they going to find 24 goals? Don’t have the conversation, you’re not going anywhere,” Ferdinand submitted.


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