Since leaving United, Ronaldo lost his place in the Portugal national team and is yet to find a club willing to take him and add him to their ranks.
Former United skipper, Valencia has had his say on the matter.
Valencia admitted that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner deserved more and should have exited more triumphantly and gloriously.
The Ecuadorian said, “It was too bad Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United in the way he did. A player like him should leave a club by walking off the pitch to applause at a sold-out stadium. The people there loved him.”
“The interview he gave recently was unfortunate. He’ll have his reasons for saying what he did, but I felt awful about the way he left the club. It hurt.”
Valencia added, “I hope everything goes well for him at his new club. I wish Ronaldo nothing but the best.”
Valencia also gave his verdict on United’s current position in terms of Ten Hag’s rebuild. He remarked that the club seems to be stuck and is suffering from a lack of advancement. He also said that it’s a shame the team cannot achieve meaningful consistency.