Man Utd were right to ax Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea should NOT sign the 37-year-old Portuguese star, says Danny Murphy

MANCHESTER UNITED has made the right decision to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract because it “benefits both sides”.

That’s according to Liverpool hero Danny Murphy, who admits it is “a shame” that Ronaldo’s second stint at Old Trafford ended in such a sad way.


Manchester United were right to ax Cristiano Ronaldo, claims Danny MurphyCredit: Getty

United tore up the star striker’s £500,000-a-week deal after his recent interview in which he blasted the club from top to bottom.

But Murphy claims the five-time Ballon d’Or winner can now find a new challenge that will allow him to continue playing regularly as the Red Devils move on.

The 37-year-old’s next destination is unknown as he is currently focused on Portugal and the World Cup, but Chelsea have been linked with a bid.

However, Murphy insists that the Blues should steer clear as they would inherit the same problems as United.

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The former midfielder claims Ronaldo would not fit Chelsea manager Graham Potter’s philosophy as he likes to make substitutions and would therefore not start him regularly.

Speak against Lord Pingsaid Murphy: “I think it’s a shame it ended like this. We’re talking about one of the greatest players who ever lived, a man who has been an inspiration to children and footballers around the world by showing what you can achieve through hard work mixed with talent.

“He’s done some remarkable things in the game and I don’t like him leaving a club he had such an affinity with in a negative way.

“Hopefully in time he will be remembered for all the good things he did there and I think that will be the case. It’s a shame for both him and the club. I think it’s a decision that suits both .” Sometimes things come to an end, and when things end because of a glitch, it’s very rare that they end well.

“I think it’s the right decision. He needs a new challenge and will regularly want to finish his last year or two in the game. Good luck to him. In an ideal world these things wouldn’t happen and would be dealt with later .” closed doors.

“I think it will fade over time. I don’t think it will be forgotten, but his success, goals and triumphs will be remembered as the predominant memory, not this incident.

“For United, they can now move forward and put this to bed. They can focus on improving the young players they have and bring in some new players.


Danny Murphy insists Chelsea should not sign Cristiano Ronaldo after leaving Manchester United


Danny Murphy insists Chelsea should not sign Cristiano Ronaldo after leaving Manchester UnitedCredit: The Sun

“As far as a move to Chelsea, I don’t see it. I think Graham Potter would inherit the same problems if he didn’t play against him every week, and Graham Potter likes to switch.

“Basically he is a manager who never plays against the same team every week. I don’t think Ronaldo would be too concerned about his rotation policy. I really don’t see it happening. I would be stunned if that were the case.” “

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