Cristiano Ronaldo told to "sign for Bournemouth" in scathing remark by Richard Keys

By Amreen
Richard Keys has told Ronaldo to "go and sign for Bournemouth"
Richard Keys has told Ronaldo to "go and sign for Bournemouth" / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Richard Keys has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo should go play for Bournemouth if he wants a guarantee to play every match.

2. Ronaldo has now gone six games without a goal in all competitions.

3. The forward has been linked with an exit just six months after making a return to Old Trafford.

Richard Keys has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo for his attitude and told him he should "go play for Bournemouth" if he expects to start every game.

Ronaldo is Manchester United's top-scorer this season with 14 goals across all competitions but has failed to find the back of the net in his last six appearances.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick opted to drop Ronaldo to the bench in favour of Edinson Cavani for last week's clash with Burnley - a decision that seemingly did not go down too well with the Ballon d'Or winner.

And former Sky Sports anchor Keys, speaking on beIN Sports said: "Jorge Mendes was talking to senior Manchester United executives about leaving at the end of the season.

“My own view of that is that he should he leave now. I’ve been of the opinion all season long that I think he’s as much a part of the problem - not the whole problem - as anything and anybody else.

“The other night, when he went running down the tunnel at Turf Moor, having recently lectured everyone about being the leader he believes himself to be and that youngsters don’t do the sorts of things he does…how does that encourage team spirit in the dressing room?”

“That was not good to see,” co-host Andy Gray replied. “Totally wrong for him to do that. He’s obviously disappointed at not playing.

“He’s playing against Burnley, bottom of the league, he’s thinking ‘there’s a few goals in this for me’.

“He is 37 years of age and knows he’s running out of time to play top football. You want to try and play as many games as you can.”

Keys then interjected, adding: “That’s fine then, go and sign for Bournemouth and you’ll play every week.”