Ronaldo blasted for leaving Juventus in a critical time

Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a sensational return to Old Trafford after spending three years with Italian side Juventus.

Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 appearances and won two Serie A titles in Turin before deciding to leave.

Manchester United fans have since been celebrating the return of the goal machine, but Juve camp don’t seem too pleased to lose the five time Ballon d’Or winner.

Former Manchester United players and even legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson played a role in bringing back Ronaldo to the club, but Juventus heroes Sergio Brio and Alessio Tacchinardi have criticised the 36-year-old for disrespecting the Italian giants.

“Ronaldo should have left in a different way, not on his private jet while Allegri was talking to the team before the game against Empoli,” Tacchinardi told Tuttosport.

“I expected a press conference to say goodbye to the fans. They deserved something different.

“There are no more legends such as Del Piero, Totti, Maldini or Zanetti, but it wasn’t nice to hear from Ronaldo that he was going back to a place he feels like home.

“He put Juventus in a difficult situation, leaving a few days before the end of the transfer window, it is impossible to replace a goal machine like him.’

Juventus legend Brio added: “Juventus deserve more respect; I didn’t expect Ronaldo to snub the club like this. It was not nice of him.

“I always speak highly of the three clubs where I played: Juventus, Lecce and Pistoiese because they signed me and believed in me. Cristiano is a great professional, but his farewell should have been different.

“Perhaps they didn’t break up gracefully, but I am convinced it was the right thing for the player and the club. If a player is forced to stay, he could cause damage to his teammates and the club.”

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