Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked to leave Manchester United in order to create a “formidable partnership” with David Beckham at Inter Miami in Major League Soccer.
United’s and the newly founded American franchise’s fortunes have been equally disappointing, as they have both struggled in their respective competitions. Inter Miami, managed by former United full-back Phil Neville, is in a better position than Ronaldo, who has battled to overcome a catastrophic slump and steady decline in recent months.
Due to illness, the 37-year-old was unable to participate in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Leicester City. Much of the discussion around the five-time Ballon d’Or winner centers on whether he will finish his second spell in the Premier League as they face Champions League elimination. Garth Crooks is convinced that he still has a purpose in life.
“I am a tremendous admirer of Ronaldo,” he said in his BBC Team of the Week piece. His professionalism is unrivaled, and he has far exceeded the expectations placed on a 37-year-old player in the world’s toughest league. He is, however, still a young guy in search of meaning in life.
“The United States might be the best place to start pursuing that goal.” In Miami, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo would be an unstoppable force.”