Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the ground running and scored four goals in three games since returning to Manchester United late in the summer.
The Red Devils took the striker from Juventus and his exit left a gap in his former club’s attack.
Cadena Ser’s Carrusel Confidential states that the old lady reached an agreement with Jorge Mendes that Ronaldo would not leave until 15 August.
This was done with so that Juve could pick up a replacement if the 36-year-old moved elsewhere.
After the aforementioned deadline, Juventus took it for granted that the striker would continue with them. However, things changed due to the pressure exerted by the Portuguese international following the clash with Udinese. It is claimed that ‘this hastened everything’ and ‘broke the covenant’.
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Ronaldo’s decision to leave Juve for Manchester United in the final days of the window left the Italian side with less time to sign a replacement. In their plans, it was either the former Real Madrid star or nothing.
This report suggests that Ronaldo’s desire to leave Juventus for United saw him and his agent break the pact they had with the Torino club.
The Portuguese’s absence is clearly visible at Juve, who have yet to pick up their first league victory of the season after four games. They are currently 18th in the table with two points.