GARY NEVILLE reckons Cristiano Ronaldo will play for another one of Europe’s elite clubs after being sacked by Manchester United.
The 37-year-old forward had his Old Trafford contract ripped up following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
But former team-mate Neville, 47, will bang in the goals in a cameo role at a Champions League club until the end of the season.
He told Sky Sports: “I think Cristiano Ronaldo is going to be looking for a top club on a four-month or five-month contract where he can go in and do a brilliant cameo role at the very elite of European football.
“That’s what I think his priority would be – to stay in the Champions League, to stay at the very top and prove that what happened at Manchester United wasn’t right.
“I think he’s got four or five great months in him somewhere where he’ll go in and score 15 or 20 goals in that period.”
“Everybody in Manchester will say ‘why didn’t we keep him?’ and people in the Premier League will as well. But he’s got that in him and I would say that would be his priority.”
Neville suggested Ronaldo might then take a step down and pen a lucrative deal in the MLS or the Middle East for his “last football project” when the current season comes to an end.
SunSport exclusively revealed earlier this month that Ronaldo was in talks over a sensational switch to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
While reports suggest he has been offered £1.2million a WEEK to play for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
And Neville continued: “I think he’ll get to the end of the season and then think about the next two years and what his last football project might look like.
“Is it in the US? Is it in the Middle East? Is it somewhere else in Europe where he’s not played before?”