On The Ball: Ronaldo must now use Qatar 2022 to remind possible suitors of his worth

Clearing Cristiano Ronaldo off the decks eases Manchester United’s finances, and the burden on manager Erik ten Hag. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON – The news was inevitable: Cristiano Ronaldo had left Manchester United for the second time. Staging a World Cup mid-season means the club game never quite goes away.

No matter what the likes of Gianni Infantino and Fifa may desire, club issues still overhang the tournament.

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