Cristiano Ronaldo dropped hints about leaving Manchester United well in advance, confirmed former teammate Nani. Yet, his record-breaking move to Real Madrid still arrived as a shock to his United teammates.
He told United’s official podcast: “Ronaldo frankly told us ‘I’m here for six or seven years, I guess it’s enough for me.’ he said few times.
“So, it’s always been ‘I’ll see, I’ll see,’ so we never figured it would be so quickly. He made a fantastic season after we won the league in the second year. When he left and we were all shocked.”
He went on, “We’d continue and have tournaments at the end of the training. Anderson and Ronaldo were my team-mates, everyone has the best buddies or others they are more confident with and they were my support.”