Real Madrid boss sends clear Cristiano Ronaldo message

LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 23: Head Coach, Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid shares a joke with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during a Real Madrid training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final against Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 23, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 23: Head Coach, Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid shares a joke with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during a Real Madrid training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final against Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 23, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself in the eye of a media storm in recent times. The Portuguese legend had struggled to get into Manchester United’s starting XI this season and even when he played, he did not seem to be anywhere near his best. And then, the Real Madrid legend’s interview with Piers Morgan did not go down too well with a lot of football fans.

Since then, him and Manchester United have parted ways and Ronaldo is a free agent now. There have been rumours of a move to Saudi Arabia, but nothing is official yet.

At the moment, Ronaldo is at the World Cup, representing the Portugal national team. There has been talk about him being a difficult player to manage though, following the recent events.

Carlo Ancelotti did manage Ronaldo for two years, during their time together at Real Madrid, and he was a key part in delivering La Decima. And for the Italian, he was not a difficult player to manage at all. As reported by 90min, the manager told Corriere dello Sport:

"“I’ve coached him for two years and there were no problems. In fact he solved them for me.“Cristiano trains well, he pays attention to detail, everything was easy for me to manage. He is an exceptional player.”"

Real Madrid boss gives his thoughts on Ronaldo

It goes without saying that Ronaldo enjoyed a lot of success under the management of Ancelotti. The Portuguese superstar was at the peak of his powers during that point of time.

The manner of his Manchester United exit was not ideal though and has raised questions about his long-term legacy at Old Trafford.

The most interesting thing to see now though is where Ronaldo will head next. It is hard to see him ending up at an elite European club after how things turned out at Manchester United. But then, one cannot deny the star power that he possesses.

There have been on-and-off rumours about a move to Chelsea for a while now. On the other hand, following Gabriel Jesus’ injury, a short spell at Arsenal has been suggested by some as well. Chances of a return to Real Madrid are pretty much non-existent though.

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