Perry stated to Alan McInally that Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score 31 goals in 48 games for club and country last season at the age of 38 before asking where Ronaldo will go and where would Manchester United be without the Portuguese superstar?
McInally believes that Ronaldo will likely stay at United because Erik ten Hag would like to keep him at the club, but, also states that United would have been out of Europe (Champions League) in September last season, and can see the Portuguese striker staying until January.
The Scot also recalls someone telling him that it looks like Ronaldo will go to Bayern Munich, however, McInally also says that he can’t remember someone joining the Bavarian club who is over the age of 35, and recalls the German Bundesliga champions re-signing Lothar Matthaus from Inter Milan back in 1992.
Ex-Sky Sports pundit, McInally believes that Ronaldo is still good enough to score a hat-trick for United in the upcoming campaign due to his quality and that he’ll give himself up until November/December to decide his future at Old Trafford under ten Hag - however, he doesn’t see Ronaldo betraying his Real Madrid legacy by joining Atletico Madrid.
When asked by McInally for his thoughts, Perry believes that Ronaldo still has plenty to offer having scored 18 Premier League goals last campaign at the age of 38, just five shy of Golden Boot winners Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah. He believes that United fans would surely want Ronaldo to stay, although speculates that maybe too much water has gone under the bridge with him wanting out.
McInally expands on this by saying that if he was ten Hag, then he would be desperate for Ronaldo to stay and would even give him the option to decide his future in January should he not be satisfied with the club’s situation.