Ronaldo is a monster, tormented Atletico Madrid, says Diego Simeone

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has called Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, a monster that tormented his club, Colchoneros.

Simeone said the incredible footballer has always been a deciding factor in many matches.

According to the Atletico boss, who made the statement after reports linked the 37-year-old Portuguese with a move to Estadio Metropolitano, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has always joined teams that complemented his effort.

Simeone said: “He [Cristiano] is a monster and an extraordinary footballer and he has been decisive wherever he has been.

“Obviously, he has done us a lot of damage whenever he has played with us. He has a team which accompanies him that is very good, United is a history of world football,” added Atletico Madrid boss

The Portuguese footballer returned to Manchester United last season after spending a total of 12 years in Spain and Italy, Real Madrid and Juventus respectively.

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Despite being 37, the player indented his trademark at Old Trafford, netting 24 goals in all competition for Ralf Rangnick last season.

However, things are practically not right for the player this season, who did not join the squad to Thailand and Australia, and is yet to announce the date to return to the Carrington training base.

According to reports, the former Real Madrid forward, who found the back of the net 446 times in 436 games and created 131 assists in the process, abstained from the preseason training over a family issue.

Cristiano Ronaldo

While some quarters believe the reason for his absence is true, others said the player wants to leave Old Trafford in search of Champions League football.

Meanwhile, Colchoneros fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration over reports linking the national team captain of Portugal to the club.

According to them, who are collectively running amok on the media space to dissuade the club from perfecting a deal with Ronaldo, their vexation is based on the player’s tie with their archrival, Real Madrid.

To achieve their aim, the fans are presently using the hashtag ‘ContraCR7’ which means ‘against CR7’ on online media platforms to spread their campaign.

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