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Cristiano Ronaldo backed to put Man Utd nightmare behind him in World Cup opener

24 Nov 2022
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Leigh Copson 24 Nov 2022
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal face Ghana tonight
  • Game comes just 48 hours after Ronaldo left Man Utd
  • Punter sticks $5k on Portuguese ace to score in World Cup opener
Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

Unemployed Cristiano Ronaldo is backed to put his club nightmare behind him and score in his first outing at the World Cup.

Ronaldo’s second stint with Manchester United came to an end this week when the club officially announced there had been a “mutual agreement” for them to part ways.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” read a club statement.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.”

The Portuguese star now finds himself looking for a new club this winter, but before that there is the small matter of leading his nation at the World Cup.

Portugal kick off their campaign with a group match against Ghana tonight, and Ronaldo has been backed to show United just what they will be missing going forward.

One Stake punter has placed $5,000 on the 37-year-old to anytime against the African nation.

And if Ronaldo does open his account at the 2022 World Cup tonight, the bettor will land a return of $10,100.

Ronaldo is appearing in his fifth World Cup but has found goals hard to come by at international football’s biggest tournament.

He has scored seven goals in total to average 0.41 per game and sit well down the all-time leading goalscorers list.

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