Date announced for PSG’s friendly match against Messi and Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia
In a friendly match against a Saudi all-star XI made up of players from Al-Hilal and Al Nl Nassr, PSG will include Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a contract with the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for two and a half years that is thought to be worth more than 200 million euros. According to a source, the Portugal superstar had a controversial interview with journalist Piers Morgan. He commented negatively against the club’s hierarchy and manager Erik ten Hag. This has led to the termination of the 37-year-old ‘s contract with Manchester United.
Ronaldo’s dismal European career came to an end with the transfer because he was unable to sign with a UEFA Champions League team. It might put an end to any Champions League matchups between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, his arch-rival who is currently playing for PSG. However, it appears that Ronaldo’s Portugal will be up against the 2022 World Cup victor after their quarterfinal defeat in Qatar. The big date is set on January 19. PSG will take on a Saudi all-star XI made up of players from Al-Hilal and Al Nassr as part of a midseason tour.
The Argentina captain will be aiming for victory in the Champions League upon his return to Paris, which is what PSG has established as their primary goal. All eyes will be on Messi when he teams up with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe of France. PSG currently leads League 1 with 44 points after 17 games, after 14 victories, 2 ties, and 2 losses.
Ronaldo is yet to play for Al Nassr and will likely be suspended for breaking a supporter of Everton’s phone last year.
After making severe accusations in an interview and leaving Manchester United by “mutual consent” in November 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo’s illustrious career at the club came to a humiliating end. According to the agreement, there will be no restrictions on whom he can play for going forward. This is because he left without receiving any salary from the club.
Although the club had hired attorneys to investigate possible legal action against Ronaldo for alleged contract violations, their preferred course of action was to manufacture his departure.
According to a release, the Portugal superstar would leave Manchester United immediately and on good terms. The team wished him and his family the best of luck in the future and expresses gratitude for his enormous contribution throughout his two stints at Old Trafford, where he scored 145 goals in 346 games. All players and support staff at Manchester United are still committed to advancing the squad’s success under Erik ten Hag and collaborating to produce results on the field.
Ronaldo said that United was forcing him out and that senior executives lacked compassion after the death of his infant son in April. The football star also added that the Glazer family, the club’s owners, do not care about the team, and that manager Ten Hag did not respect him.
While Ronaldo was in Qatar for the World Cup with Portugal, United forbade him from the practice field and looked into legal options.
Ronaldo, whose contract with Manchester United was set to expire in June and has roughly £13.5 million left on it, said: following negotiations with Manchester United, they have mutually agreed to end their contract early. Ronaldo said he adores the club and its supporters, and that won’t ever change. However, now seems like the perfect time for the football superstar to look for a fresh challenge. This statement was made back in November 2022.
In his shocking interview with Morgan a few days ago, Ronaldo said that he didn’t respect Ten Hag and claimed that the team wanted to distance itself from him. He said that Manchester United made an effort to remove him. Not just the boss, but the other two or three male club employees at the top executive level that has been having problems with him. He felt betrayed. He couldn’t care less; people ought to hear the truth. He felt cheated. He gets the impression that certain people didn’t want him here, both this year and the previous one.