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Saunders says 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo doesn’t owe anybody any loyalty
Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has said that Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is free to do whatever he wants on the back of his contributions to the beautiful game.
Ronaldo, who is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, is desperate to leave the Red Devils after they failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions last season.
The Portuguese is currently on leave from the Red Devils’ pre-season tour due to personal reasons.
The 37-year-old has recently been linked with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in the ongoing transfer window, as per The Times.
He was also rumoured with moves to Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Saunders said that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner owes nothing to United and is free to decide his future, considering his stellar exploits in the game over the years.
“He (Alex Crook) said ‘Do you think Ronaldo owes Manchester United because we started his career off?’ And I said no, he has done so much in the game that he owes nobody nothing. Neither does (Lionel) Messi.”