Former Manchester United man Louis Saha has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of being selfish as he continues to push for a move away.
The wantaway Portugal international handed in a transfer request in June and sat out the club's pre-season trips to Thailand and Australia, though his future remains unresolved with United insisting he isn't for sale.
Ronaldo returned to first-team action on Sunday, playing 45 minutes of United's final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano, but caused a stir after leaving the stadium early having been hooked at half-time.
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Saha, who shared a dressing room with Ronaldo for four-and-a-half years, insists his former team-mate should stop "thinking of himself" and put the squad's needs first.
"As someone who supports Manchester United, I have felt like he hasn’t shown completely enough of that, he is thinking about himself," Saha said speaking to Sky Bet about the Sky Bet Fan Hope Survey, a poll of over 2500 fans on their hopes and expectations ahead of the new season. To read more from Louis, and to take the survey, visit the Sky Bet Start of Season Hub.
"From Cristiano Ronaldo’s point of view it’s a bit unrealistic to ask now a club of this size to adapt to him and his dream."
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It's understood that Ronaldo wants to cut his United stint short to spend the remaining years of his career playing Champions League football. The only problem is – Champions League teams don't seem to want him.
Despite registering an interest earlier in the summer, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all ruled out making a move for the 37-year-old, leaving him with few viable options (and egg on his face).
Saha spent 14 years in English football across spells with United, Newcastle, Fulham, Everton, Tottenham and Sunderland.
During his stint in Manchester, the Frenchman won the Premier League twice, the Champions League and the League Cup, though struggled to nail down a starting spot with the likes of Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Carlos Tevez ahead of him in the pecking order.
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