Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is back practising at Real Madrid’s facilities after his abrupt departure from Manchester United. Following an explosive television interview in which he harshly insulted club manager Erik ten Hag and other club administrators, he quit Manchester United last month.
Ronaldo worked out at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training centre on Wednesday. He is currently in the midst of a search for a new club, so the training with his old team came at an inconvenient time.
Club officials were informed that Ronaldo had sought permission to practise in order to protect his health and that they had gladly granted it. According to ANI, Ronaldo trained on a separate field from Carlo Ancelotti’s starting Madrid squad.
Ronaldo has played for Real Madrid for nine seasons, scoring more goals than any other player in the club’s history. During his stint at the helm, the team won four Champions Leagues and two La Liga titles.
Unfortunately for the football superstar, Portugal’s current FIFA World Cup campaign ended in the quarterfinals after a loss to Morocco. Ronaldo entered the game as a substitute in the second half, but his presence did not affect the outcome.
Fernando Santos largely left Ronaldo on the bench for Portugal’s World Cup campaign despite Ronaldo’s crucial role in the team’s lone major championship win. Ronaldo scored only one, penalty kick, and they still lost to Ghana.
Ronaldo has refuted reports that he will join Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr in January after receiving a hefty offer to do so.
There is now only one game left in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. On Sunday, France and Argentina will square off in a winner-take-all championship game, the victor of which will hoist the Champions trophy.
When France faces Argentina at Lusail Stadium, it will be their fourth World Cup final in seven tournaments, and they will be aiming to become the first side to retain the cup since Brazil 60 years ago.