UCL: Don’t let fans start pitying you, retire now – Chelsea legend, Frank tells Ronaldo
Manchester United hero, Cristiano Ronaldo has been told to retire from playing football.
Chelsea legend, Frank Leboeuf gave the advice after the legendary Portugal captain caught a frustrated figure during Manchester United’s Champions League round of sixteen clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest players in history, having won every other trophy for both club and country except the World Cup.
The 37-year-old has also won the Ballon d’Or five times and scored 689 goals in 926 games.
Upon his return to Manchester United, the Portuguese has scored 15 goals in 29 matches.
But it’s becoming clear that his best years are behind him, and Leboeuf believes the superstar is approaching the point in his career where he should consider retiring.
“And maybe it’s time for Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of his career to wonder and have a discussion with himself, and maybe some of his family, to know what he has to do for the rest of his career, if there is a future in his career,” Frank, a World Cup and European Championship winner, told ESPN.
“I don’t want to watch Ronaldo and have pity because he’s been on the top for so many years.
“I don’t want him to be a normal player. He’s been an exceptional player for so long.
“I’d prefer him to give up his career at the top instead of maybe trying and playing for two or three more years and not being the player that he used to be,” he said.