Gary Neville returned to praise Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday after the Portugal international finished with an early goal and then a hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday last, for the 29th day of the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 47-year-old former Red Devils captain highlighted how the striker continues to make a difference, despite being 37 years old.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I continued to play until I was 40. I saw Tom Brady come back from retirement. One of the best things about these elite players is the longevity. The idea of being able to play longer and at the highest level is very important to them. Look at the clubs for which Cristiano Ronaldo has played, “began by saying the former right-back.
“Look at the way he has demonstrated his ability around the world. So I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another ‘story’ outside of Manchester,” added the now-sports commentator, who however ruled out the possibility. that CR7 is leaving European football. And it is at this point in the conversation that Sporting comes into the picture.
“I could be completely wrong, but I doubt it because I feel he wants to score in the most competitive leagues. Maybe he will come back to Portugal, maybe there is a story for him at Sporting… I see him playing in the top leagues for another two or three years,” he added.