Patrice Evra believes that Juventus did not understand Cristiano Ronaldo and failed to treat him with the respect he deserved.
Ronaldo, 36, decided to leave Juventus in the summer to return to his beloved Manchester United.
And Evra believes Old Trafford is the best fit for the star, as he knows he is well liked in Manchester.
Evra, a close friend of CR7 since their time together at United, argues that Ronaldo was the scapegoat at the end of his time in Turin – perhaps encouraged by a summer transfer.
Tell La Republica: “Cristiano needs love and respect.
“Instead, in Juventus he became the scapegoat. The criticism in Italy of Ronaldo was ridiculous and a bit hypocritical.
Another mistake was when Allegri said at the conference: ‘Cristiano will not play all the matches’.
“There is no need to say certain things in public.
“In any case, Cristiano’s only true love is Manchester United. Because no one in Manchester would dare criticize him.
“Juventus should have understood that Cristiano demands love and respect. When he receives them, Cristiano gives his life for you.”
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The love shown by Ronaldo upon his return to United was immediate, and although he scored key goals in important matches, things have not gone as planned so far.
The Portuguese has expressed concern about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics and has been criticized by some sections of the media for his poor work rate.
Although Ronaldo has scored six goals in nine games since his move, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli doesn’t regret letting him leave.
He said: “Having the greatest player in the world was an honor and a happiness.
“We can only commend him for what he did, but Juventus come before anyone.”
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