Man United news: Pundit issues 'crazy' Cristiano Ronaldo verdict after private meetings reported
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Man United and help the club rebuild under Erik ten Hag.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 37-year-old’s future.
Ronaldo started on Saturday as Man United slipped to a 4-0 defeat at Brighton.
According to the Mirror‘s Steve Bate (7 May), the Portugal international has held private meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson over his future.
Ronaldo has one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a 12-month extension.
When asked for his thoughts on Ronaldo’s future, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:
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“I don’t know where Man United would be without Ronaldo. They would probably be in mid-table.
“Obviously there is a new manager coming in. Ronaldo has stuck to his part of the bargain. He has scored over 20 goals this season, it’s crazy. He is 37. That is a tremendous return.
“When you sign these superstars you know what you are going to get. The key is, where is the supporting cast? He needs players around him to support him. That is what he needs.
“I think he’ll be at United next season. Somebody of his ilk who is a goalscorer is worth having around.
“Ronaldo is so dangerous. When the ball comes into the box he comes alive. He can finish. I’m sure Ten Hag has dreamed of working with Ronaldo.”