Jamie Carragher doesn't believe that Erik ten Hag or Manchester United want Cristiano Ronaldo 1 week ago

Jamie Carragher doesn't believe that Erik ten Hag or Manchester United want Cristiano Ronaldo

"I don't think he wants him."

Jamie Carragher has been upfront from the beginning about his thoughts on Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo last season.

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The Red Devils had spent a lot of money on a young team, looking to build towards the future, and at almost the last minute they swoop in for the Portuguese star.

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Ronaldo is of course undeniably one of the greatest players to play the game, but at 36, he was never going to reach his previously ridiculous high standards.

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Speaking on the latest episode of The Overlap with Gary Neville, Carragher explains why he doesn't think the former Real Madrid player is wanted at the club any longer.

"I thought he [Ronaldo] was a bizarre signing," said the Liverpool legend.

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"I always felt this situation would come, even if Ronaldo did great for you. He signed a two-year deal plus another year, which I couldn't believe, and he's never going to play second fiddle to anyone.

"But as players at a certain stage in your career we all know that you're not the same player and his career has gone on longer because he's such a great professional. But the fact he's now 37, 38 this season, he's not the same player.

"He's still a great goal-scorer but he's not the same player. No other club in Europe at this moment wants him, but it doesn't look like United can get him out, so at the moment other clubs don't want him, I could be wrong.

"If you asked Ten Hag, I don't think he wants him. I'm not quite sure the dressing room at Manchester United would want Cristiano Ronaldo right now."