“I hated it so much. Its very toxic the players there. That was why I left to join Madrid the first time”-The one thing Cristiano Ronaldo hated during both of his spells at Manchester United revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed two prolific spells at Manchester United – but the Portuguese superstar hated one thing at the club.Ronaldo first burst onto the scene in 2003 and soon wrote his name into the Red Devils’ history books, scoring 84 goals for the Premier League side.He made his long-awaited return in 2021 after successful spells with Real Madrid and Juventus.Despite a bright start to life at Old Trafford, things soon took a turn after an explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which Ronaldo slammed manager Erik ten Hag.

The five-time Ballon d’Or was issued a hefty fine and released by the club, before choosing to relaunch his career in the Saudi Pro League for Al Nassr.But it wasn’t just Ten Hag that Ronaldo was keen to get away from.According to The Athletic, the 38-year-old hated the weather in Manchester during both spells at the club.

The report adds that Riyadh’s sunshine has had a positive impact on the forward’s happiness

Ronaldo has recorded an impressive 19 goals and nine assists in 17 appearances for Al Nassr so far this season as he continues to defy age.And it seems the former Real Madrid star has no plans to retire quite yet.Speaking to Amazon Prime ahead of United’s 3-2 comeback against Aston Villa on Boxing Day, Portugal boss Roberto Martinez hinted that Ronaldo had another 50 national caps in his locker.

Martinez said: “When I took over, he [Ronaldo] was very close to the 200 international caps, something that nobody has done before.”I had a conversation with him. It was a private conversation, but I can disclose one thing that he said.”I asked, ‘Does having 200 caps interest you or not?’ He said, ‘250 interests me’.”

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