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Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra, has opened up on the real reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for the Red Devils in the summer.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Ronaldo left Juventus to re-joined Man United in August, bringing an end to his three-year stint at Juve.
Evra stated that the five-times Ballon d’Or winner left the Serie A giants for Man United because he felt he was becoming the ‘scapegoat’ at the Turin club.
According to the former France international, Ronaldo was unfairly criticised for Juventus’ poor performance.
Evra also said that Ronaldo left Juventus because the club’s manager, Max Allegri, told the Portugal captain that he would not play all games for the club.
‘Because Cristiano needs love and respect,’ Evra told La Repubblica.
‘He understood that in Turin, he was becoming the scapegoat for Juventus’ poor results. However, many forget that it’s not easy to win in Serie A. [Juventus chairman Andrea] Agnelli’s target is to win the Scudetto every year, not the Champions League.’
Evra added: ‘Allegri’s words also had a role in Ronaldo’s exit. He said, ‘Ronaldo won’t play all games,’ there’s no reason to say it publicly, just keep it private because Cristiano is affected by things like this.
‘In short, Ronaldo feared being considered the first to blame for the failures.
‘Furthermore, even though he played for Real Madrid and Juve, Cristiano’s only true love is Manchester United.’
Ronaldo would be in action for the red devils this weekend as they take a trip to London to face Tottenham Hotspurs.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK