Cristiano Ronaldo invites four Man United stars to Al Nassr match to say goodbye
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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly invited a few of his former Manchester United teammates on holiday in order to say goodbye.
Ronaldo’s second stint at Old Trafford ended bitterly after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
United and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner mutually agreed to terminate his contract whilst Ronaldo was on international duty with Portugal, which meant he never got to say goodbye to his teammates.
After leaving Old Trafford, Ronaldo made a big money move to the Middle East as he was unveiled by Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr earlier in the month.
Now, it has been reported that Ronaldo has invited some of his former United teammates to his homeland of Portugal or even to Saudi Arabia.
According to The Sun, a source from United said: “There are still a few lads here who have nothing but respect for Ronny and were sad how it all ended because they never got to say a proper goodbye.
“He recently left the player WhatsApp groups but promised to keep in touch with a few and has invited them to his new place in Lisbon and to Saudi to watch him play.
“Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro and Raphael Varane are all mates.
“His place in Lisbon sounds incredible — and he can certainly now afford it!”
Upon signing for Al Nassr, Ronaldo said: “I did my mission in Europe well and achieved everything. Now it's time for a new challenge in Asia.
“Al-Nassr Club gave me the opportunity to go through a new experience and to be a source of inspiration for the current and future generations.”
The source added: “A couple of the lads at the training ground hoped he’d raffle off one of his supercars like Sergio Aguero did when he left City!”
When Aguero called time on his career at Manchester City, he gave each member of staff a raffle ticket for his Range Rover worth £40,000.
The car was eventually won by kitman Ally Marland.
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