The mighty Cristiano Ronaldo could play in the Europa League next season with Juventus.
Juve lost 3-0 at home to Milan on Sunday, leaving Ronaldo and his teammates fifth in Serie A and one point out of the top four with just three games to go.
Brahim Diaz put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time. Franck Kessie then missed a penalty kick to AC Milan just before the hour before Zlatan Ibrahimovic limped out with a knee injury.
However, Ante Rebic (78) and Fikayo Tomori (82) secured the win as Stefano Pioli’s team climbed to third place.
Tomori’s goal for AC Milan vs Juventus. What a header. pic.twitter.com/P2ZwiI5Zip
— Felix (@cfc_felix_) May 9, 2021
An extremely frustrating night for Juve who managed to get just one shot on goal in the 90th minute.
Juventus will take on eighth-placed Sassuolo on Wednesday, before hosting the Inter champions on Saturday. Finish the championship with an away game at the center of the Bologna table.
The speculation about Ronaldo’s future continues. CalcioMercato.it says Ronaldo has set his heart on returning to Manchester United and is “ready to do whatever it takes to get back to wearing the Red Devils jersey” this summer.
Ronaldo knowing he promised Juventus the Champions League but now taking them to Europa League. pic.twitter.com/HPURAY1Qxb
— BeksFCB (@Joshua_Ubeku) May 9, 2021
But Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi says Ronaldo wants to return to the former Sporting Lisbon club when his contract with Juve ends next year.
“Ronaldo has an idea for his future that we will reveal here directly,” Raimondi told TV Sport Mediaset’s ‘Pressing’ program.
“He wants to finish his time at Juventus and then play Sporting for two years.
#JuventusMilan 0-3 FT
No. Not this match.
Juventus game is over.
Their most embarrassing performance in Serie A in a decade is the mirror of how the club has sunk in 2021.
The wave of shame has carried away even Cristiano Ronaldo anchorage.
The ship has sunk.
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 9, 2021
Cristiano has no intention of leaving Juventus, he wants to honor the contract, which expires in 2022.
“There is no prospect of returning to Spain and Real Madrid, while Manchester United does not have the financial strength to move.
“There are no conditions for Ronaldo to leave Juventus, not least for personal reasons and for the connection with his sponsors”.
Ronaldo was honored by Sporting in September last year, when the Portuguese team renamed their academy after the 36-year-old player.