Viana predicts Ronaldo exit
By Lewis Rutledge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Hugo Viana believes Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be on his way out of Manchester United.
The Portuguese winger has been in majestic touch this season and looks set to claim his first Premiership title in May with United currently six points clear at the top.
However, Ronaldo continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly ready to step in for him.
And international team-mate Viana feels United will be hard pressed to keep Ronaldo if one of the Spanish clubs comes calling.
"He won't be at United for much longer. It's complicated for them to keep him now," he told The Sun.
"Ronaldo has worked hard and, within a little time, he will be with another team more important than United."
"Everyone knows if teams like Barca and Madrid want a player, they end up signing him."
Viana says he and Miguel talked to the 22-year-old ahead of Portugal's clash with Brazil, and were led to believe Ronaldo would relish a move to La Liga.
"We told him that his name has been linked to Spain. He's very modest but, in every way, we know he'd like to come," Viana explained.
"A team like Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia would be perfect for him.
"He has grown very quickly as a player and he is now in the top three players in the world with Ronaldinho and Deco."