The Portuguese superstar has started a new chapter in his career by leaving European football.
Jamie Carragher has highlighted the different situations of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo toward the end of their legendary careers.
Messi finally fulfilled his dream of winning the World Cup as he lifted the trophy in Doha. Ronaldo, on the other hand, missed out on his last chance to claim the title after leaving Manchester United mid-season.
On Friday, the 37-year-old joined Al Nassr as a free agent to continue his career at the Saudi side.
Carragher, who has been a vocal critic of Ronaldo since he arrived at United in 2021, has criticized the former Real Madrid star for his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
“In some ways it’s a sad end for him,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“Two of the greatest players of all time in Messi and Ronaldo. That debate has always been there.
“Ronaldo has finished his career with an interview with Piers Morgan and Messi has won the World Cup. It’s not the best way to go out is it?”
Ronaldo becomes the highest-paid player in the world after completing his move to Al Nassr. The Portugal international receives £177m per year, with the Saudi side aiming to keep him at the club after his playing spell.