Fri, Jun 27, 2008
Eric Cantona cannot understand why Cristiano Ronaldo would want to leave Old Trafford, insisting that the Red Devils are the “perfect” club for the Portuguese winger.
With speculation intense about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, Cantona has weighed in with his opinion, the Frenchman, now an actor, questioning what the player could find at Real Madrid that United can’t offer.
In an interview with Sport magazine, Cantona said: “I do not know his personality. I do not know why he would want to do this [go to Madrid].
“It can be good reasons. If he says that he needs a new challenge, then maybe, yes, he is young. But if he goes not for that reason – for other reasons – then I think he is wrong.”
Cantona added: “He is the best player in the world – an artist. He is the best player in the world at one of the best clubs in the world.
“The way United play is perfect for him and the way he plays is perfect for United. It is a perfect situation.”
Asked in the interviewe whether he himself had ever considered putting in a transfer request to United when he was at Old Trafford, Cantona answered: “Me? Never. I could never play for another club.
“But I am a different personality. I was 30 years old when I decided to retire.”