Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has stated that the Bianconeri feel ‘sorry’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo in the situation that he is in at Manchester United.
Ronaldo tried to leave United in the summer transfer window, but the Portuguese couldn’t get the chance to leave the club. He was offered to Napoli and Milan, but the clubs couldn’t agree to move for the forward. Jorge Mendes had offered Napoli a chance to sign Ronaldo, while offering Victor Osimhen a potential exit route.
Arrivabene spoke about the ex-Juventus star’s situation ahead of the club’s game against Fiorentina. The club’s CEO stated that they feel sorry for CR7 and a situation like that never emerged at the Allianz Stadium.
He told DAZN: “With CR7, we parted ways while having mutual respect. What happened at Manchester United is no longer our problem. But we are sorry to see him in such a situation that is not pleasant for him and for the team.”
#Arrivabene a Dazn: "Con CR7 ci siamo salutati in Juventus con rispetto reciproco, poi quello che è successo al ManUtd non è più un nostro problema. Spiace vederlo in una situazione che non è piacevole per lui e per la squadra. Non è più un problema nostro". #FiorentinaJuve— Mirko Di Natale (@_Morik92_) September 3, 2022
Ronaldo did score a fair amount of goals for United last season and was the club’s highest goalscorer, but the club finished 6th in the Premier League – a clear drop-off from the two seasons before that, when they had finished third and second in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He has been on the bench for United in the last three games, as an attempt to seal a very late move to Napoli failed to materialise, and United couldn’t move for Osimhen as they had signed Antony from Ajax.