Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo May Stay Put

By Aydin Reyhan
Cristiano Ronaldo
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Portuguese international winger Cristiano Ronaldo‘s future is afloat with rumors flying back and forth. Will it be Manchester United — the club where he became a star? Or will it be Real Madrid, the one he has been at since 2009? These are the questions, now, it is time for some answers.

Recently, he stated that his future lies with Real Madrid. With coach Jose Mourinho gone from the helm, he should be a bit happier as he struggled to get along with the manager towards the end of last season. Now, with Carlo Ancelotti — a coach who needs at least one superstar on his team — on board, he should favor staying with the club.

If he stayed in the Spanish capital, he would still have domestic and European success… even though winning either competition would be more than difficult — especially with Neymar recently joining arch rival Barcelona.

Returning to Manchester United to play for new coach David Moyes with his old crew could be exciting for him as he has tasted his first cup of glory wearing the red of Manchester. He claims that he loves the club, so a return is certainly not out of the question.

With that in mind, let’s talk about which club would be better for his career at this point.

With Real, he will be the star of the team — scoring goals, racking up assists and being the most feared player on the team. Is he guaranteed to win the La Liga ahead of Barcelona or the Champions League ahead of slightly better clubs? The answer to both is surely no.

At United, the club is already favorites to win the Premier League. Therefore, if he were to return, their chances would be even better. In this league, there is only one dominant team over the entire season, and United is it. He would fit right back in and enjoy unlimited success.

Judging by the above, the choice may be simpler than originally thought. If he wants a challenge, stay in Spain and challenge the reign of Barcelona with Real Madrid. If he wishes to be the best in a league, United is the place to be.

The choice is far from simple, but one will be made before the transfer deadline ends in a couple of months. Stay tuned.


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