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'Juventus Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Has Never Been A Leader And Never Will Be'

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'Juventus Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Has Never Been A Leader And Never Will Be'

Cristiano Ronaldo has been branded a 'fantastic individualist' and 'not a team player' as the Juventus superstar was blasted for "never [being] a leader where he has played."

That's according to former Juventus midfielder Massimo Mauro, who has insisted that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will "never" be a leader.

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Ronaldo, 36, has thrived in Turin and been in excellent goalscoring form for Juventus since he left Real Madrid in 2018.

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The Portuguese forward has made 37 appearances in all competitions this season and scored an impressive 32 times, despite Juventus trailing in the Serie A title race.

However, Ronaldo's future at Juventus remains in doubt as his current deal will expire in 2022.

Ronaldo has been captain of Portugal since 2008 and even lifted the Euro 2016 title with his country.

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However, the Portugal captain's lack of leadership has been questioned when it comes to his playing career at club level.

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Mauro told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport: "Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never will be.

"He is like a company and his turnover is more important to him than the success of the team.

"Cristiano doesn't drag his teammates along with him, he always wants them to give him the ball to score goals. He is a great individualist, he is not a team player.

"From the point of view of results, Juventus with him did not do better than in the past, they even did worse in the Champions League. That is why the best thing for both of them is that their paths separate."

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Topics: Football, Serie A, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Italy

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