Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar who has been holidaying in Majorca, has made it clear he wants to leave United in order to keep playing in the Champions League and will have urgent talks with new boss Erik Ten Hag when he returns to Manchester this week. He also wants to take up the challenge of getting more Champions League trophies in his final years as a player and believes that United is incapable of fulfilling this goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer if the Premier League club receives an appropriate offer, according to multiple reports on July 2nd, 2022, Saturday. His representatives are actively seeking a move for him. They have sounded out Chelsea and Bayern Munich about a possible switch, while Napoli is also keen to offer a return to Italy. Sporting Lisbon and Porto are both weighing up whether they can provide an escape route back to his homeland.
The 37-year-old Portugal forward returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer but despite being United's top scorer last season, and third, in the Premier League, the campaign was overall disappointing. United finished sixth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification, leaving the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who has a year left on his contract plus an optional year, facing the prospect of playing in the Europa League for the first time.
Manchester United are adamant to keep Ronaldo, who scored 24 goals in all competitions, is not for sale, according to reports, with new manager Erik ten Hag keen to work with him.
Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during six trophy-laden years with United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 and Juventus in 2018, collecting more trophies at both clubs.
Boss Erik Ten Hag, Man United manager, has impressed his players with their first week of pre-season – with forward Marcus Rashford speaking in glowing terms about him.
But he faces a tough job to impress Ronaldo. The former Real Madrid man is believed to be desperate to play in the Champions League again next season with time ticking out in his career.
Agency : France-Presse