Cristiano Ronaldo invites FOUR Man Utd stars to Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr game to say goodbye after dramatic exit

    CRISTIANO RONALDO has invited some of his Manchester United pals on holiday to join him in a proper goodbye.

    Ronaldo’s United exit happened when he was with Portugal on World Cup duty, meaning he never got a chance to say farewell to team-mates.

    Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United without a proper goodbye


    Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United without a proper goodbyeCredit: Getty
    Ronaldo has invited his old United team-mates on holiday for a proper farewell


    Ronaldo has invited his old United team-mates on holiday for a proper farewellCredit: The Times

    So now he has been in touch with his closest friends in the squad to try and arrange a visit to his homeland — or even visit him in Saudi Arabia.

    Ronaldo left United in November after criticising the club in an interview with Piers Morgan.

    He signed a £170million-a-year deal with Saudi side Al Nassr — the richest football deal ever.

    Ronaldo, 37, is currently having a luxury home built on the outskirts of Lisbon and has texted some of his pals at United about getting together over the summer.

    He has also asked if they would be interested in watching him play for his new club in the Middle East, if schedules allow it.

    A United insider 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.

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    “His place in Lisbon sounds incredible — and he can certainly now afford it!”

    It is understood Ronaldo has also shipped his fleet of luxury motors back to Portugal.

    The United 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!”

    Aguero gave City’s first-team staff a raffle ticket for his £40,000 Range Rover when he left the Etihad in 2021.

    It was won by Ally Marland, one of the club’s kitmen.


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