Cristiano Ronaldo's message for 2022 is a warning for Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo says his ‘iconic’ return to Manchester United was one of his highlights of 2021.
But he is far from happy. Ronaldo sent a message celebrating his eventful, yet challenging year.
Ronaldo made sure to point out he scored a staggering 47 goals for club and country, a huge number especially for a player who is 36.
14 of those goals came for United, which puts him third on the list of goalscorers for the club over the past 12 months.
The superstar is not satisfied with how it has gone, bluntly saying he is displeased with how his return has panned out.
A warning for all concerned
Ronaldo knows he has to start with himself and will be looking to perform to his usual high standards in 2022.
He is very clear he wants his teammates to be on the same page, and points out the other players are not happy with results either.
Ronaldo dreamed of leading United to the title this season and the challenge is over before it has even begun, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fired after a terrible run of results.
The FA Cup is still an achievable objective for United, and the team have made it through to the Champions League knockout rounds, thanks to Ronaldo’s six goals in five games.
Perhaps the biggest challenge to Ronaldo comes in March, when he competes in the World Cup play-offs, needing to beat Turkey and then Italy to reach Qatar 2022.
From a club perspective, Ronaldo’s won’t be happy if United are not in the Champions League next season, and his agitation will grow if Portugal do not make it to Qatar.
There are no guarantees Ronaldo will be a United player next season. His message is a warning that everything is on the table if he is not happy next summer.
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