It’s been weeks since Cristiano Ronaldo parted ways with Manchester United, with both parties admitting to a pre-mature contract termination following the player’s “explosive interview”. Ronaldo gave complete focus to the FIFA World Cup campaign with Portugal. Still, his time in Qatar came to an end with Portugal’s elimination in the quarter-finals, that too with Ronaldo not starting the team’s last two games. Dark clouds are hovering over Ronaldo’s future, with no clarity over his next club. While the 5-time Ballon d’Or-winner has been subjected to severe criticism, his former Manchester United teammate Patrice Evra fears Ronaldo might announce his retirement.
In a chat on Sky Sports, Evra said that in how this season has gone for Ronaldo — referring to the problems at Manchester United and Portugal — the 37-year-old might contemplate hanging his boots.
Winning the FIFA World Cup was Ronaldo’s dream that no longer exists. Evra, hence, fears Ronaldo might seriously consider retirement.
“I don’t know if Ronaldo will retire because sometimes when you’ve got all those critics, especially at the end of your career, you’re like ‘okay, I think it’s time to stop’.
Ronaldo has been training at the Real Madrid Sports Center to remain in top physical shape.