SERIE A legend Silvio Berlusconi has taken a cheeky dig at Manchester United over Cristiano Ronaldo.
Silvio Berlusconi, left, was in attendance at AC Monza’s first ever Serie A game against TorinoCredit: EPA
Cristiano Ronaldo was powerless to help United overcome BrentfordCredit: Getty
As quoted by Alfredo Pedulla, he said: “Is Cristiano Ronaldo leaving United? Lucky him.
“We didn’t give him a thought, these great players don’t come in a newly promoted one (team).”
Monza, a club in the Lombardy region of Italy, won promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history after winning the playoffs in Serie B last season.
And despite humble origins it has not stopped them from aiming digs towards some of the most well-established clubs in world football.
Ronaldo was apart of the United team which fell to a crushing 4-0 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.
An early error from the experienced David de Gea sucked all belief out of Erik ten Hag’s squad, before De Gea gifted another goal to The Bees when he passed the ball to an under pressure Christian Eriksen.
Two more goals followed swiftly after, with the rout being completed within 35 minutes following a stunning counter-attack from Brentford.
Dutch coach Ten Hag made three changes at half-time to try and engineer a comeback, to no avail, with the fallout after the game causing a HEATED debate between Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp.
Fresh reports indicate Ronaldo has now been offered to Monza’s local rivals Inter and AC Milan.
However, both clubs – who have won the Italian title once each in the last two seasons – are understood to have snubbed the former Juventus man.