'Sitting there thinking': Rio Ferdinand says Liverpool have done something which Ronaldo really won't like
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'Sitting there thinking': Rio Ferdinand says Liverpool have done something which Ronaldo really won't like

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo won’t like Liverpool’s signing of Darwin Nunez this summer.

Speaking on his Vibe With Five podcast, Ferdinand claimed that Ronaldo will be disappointed his own team haven’t made similar moves.

“He’ll be sitting there on his sun lounger, on his yacht, on his jet, wherever he is in the world and seeing Man City signing Haaland, seeing Liverpool singing Nunez, among other players, Phillips has just gone to City as well,” said the former England defender.

“He’ll be sitting there thinking “we had work catching these guys anyway before these big signings have come in at these football clubs, and now they’re jumping even further away from us.”

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United falling further behind

Rio is right. As City and Liverpool look to strengthen further, United are only falling more and more behind.

From a Liverpool perspective, that has been a long time coming. Their success of the 90’s and 2000’s was constant and largely unprecedented at the time.

Throughout that period, Liverpool could mostly only dream of catching United. They could attract players of a different calibre to Liverpool, who at times felt a million miles away.

It’s nice that the shoe is now on the other foot. It even appears as though Nunez himself actively rejected a move to Manchester in favour of joining Liverpool.

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United may well be back at some point. They certainly have the resources to turn their situation around. Erik ten Hag could be the man to do it, but, for now, The Reds are still nicely back up on their perch.

As for Ronaldo, he looks to be calling it quits after just a year back at Old Trafford. There may be a new-found mutual respect between the superstar and Liverpool fans. But there won’t be too many decrying his inevitable departure.

United look to be stuck in the mud as they attempt to enter a new era under ten Hag. Unless they can strengthen significantly in the next six or seven weeks, it’s hard to see them challenging the Premier League’s top two next season.

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