Evra: Why Ronaldo left Juve

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Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra has revealed what he believes is the reason for Cristiano Ronaldo's abrupt exit from Juventus in the latest transfer window. 

Following the Portugal captain's departure from Turin, Juve's defensive pairing of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini both said the Serie A side had been too focused around their former teammate, with the latter even saying he wished that the Portuguese star had left sooner than he did.

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With Ronaldo's exit having seemingly left a bitter taste in the mouths of some at the Bianconeri, one of their former players Evra has now given his take on why the five-time Ballon d'Or winner decided to leave Juve when he did, despite having a season left on his contract at the time. 

"Because he needs love and respect," Evra told La Repubblica.

"He had understood that, in Turin, he was becoming the scapegoat for Juventus' bad results. 

"However, many forget that it's not easy to win in Serie A. [Juventus chairman Andrea] Agnelli's target is to win the Scudetto every year, not the Champions League.

"[Juventus manager Massimiliano] Allegri's words also had a role in Ronaldo's exit.

"He said, 'Ronaldo won't play all games'. There's no reason to say it publicly, just keep it private because Cristiano is affected from things like this." 

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Ronaldo played 134 games across three seasons for Juventus, registering 101 goals and 22 assists during his spell with the Italian giants.

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