Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has kept aside his Champions League endeavours by staying with Premier League club Manchester United this season. Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has acknowledged Ronaldo's situation, which is not pleasant for the star footballer and his club.
Cristi ano Ronaldo (18) ended the Premier League 2021-22 as the highest scorer for Manchester United. However, the new coach, Erik ten Hag has given Ronaldo just two starts in six Premier League fixtures of Manchester United.
Cristiano and his agent, reportedly looked for various transfer options but couldn't finalize a deal, which led the 37-year-old legendary forward to stay at Manchester United and feature in the Europa League this season.
Commenting on his situation, Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene told DAZN, "We said goodbye to Cristiano with great reciprocal respect a year ago, so what happened at Manchester United is no longer our problem. It’s sad to see him in this situation that is not pleasant for him or for his team, but again, that is no longer our business."
Meanwhile, Manchester United defeated Arsenal 3-1 at the Old Trafford on Sunday to register their fourth consecutive win in six games. Cristiano Ronaldo substituted the Red Devils' new signing Antony Santos in the 58th minute but couldn't get his name in the scoresheet.