What really happened to Ronaldo — Georgina Rodriguez
Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, Georgina Rodriguez, has shed light on the reason behind the football superstar’s decision to skip Manchester United’s preseason tour in the summer of 2022. The Portuguese forward made himself unavailable for the East Asia and Australia tour, citing family issues.
The rumors at the time suggested that Ronaldo was unhappy with Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and was seeking an exit from Old Trafford. However, according to Rodriguez, the real reason behind his absence was family-related.
During that period, Ronaldo was going through a tough time as he lost his baby boy, and his daughter, Bella, was hospitalized.
Georgina Rodriguez revealed that Ronaldo needed time to rest and process the situation at home.
Speaking on the latest Netflix series “Soy Georgina,” Rodriguez said that Ronaldo “needed to process everything that happened, the shock that happened. When Bella spent that week in the hospital, Cris hit rock bottom. Life goes on, you push forward. Sometimes you don’t have time to think, but when you do, like anyone, it brings you down.”
The revelation sheds light on the personal struggles that Ronaldo was facing at the time, which undoubtedly had a significant impact on his decision to miss the preseason tour. The Portuguese forward’s absence meant that he had to play catch up with his new manager, Erik ten Hag, who was just starting his tenure at Manchester United.
Rodriguez’s comments offer a glimpse into the life of one of football’s biggest stars, highlighting the importance of family and the struggles that they face outside of the game. It is a reminder that despite their fame and fortune, footballers are also human beings who experience the same highs and lows as the rest of us.