International for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in a fairytale fashion last summer, but he is apparently wanting to leave after only one season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Manchester United that it is time for him to quit the club.
Portugal international Ronaldo, 37, just returned to Old Trafford this summer after spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, but he is thought to be contemplating his future now that the transfer window is open.
Last season, Manchester United had their poorest season in Premier League history. The Red Devils finished sixth, a stunning 35 points behind title-winners Manchester City, with only 16 victories, 57 goals, and 58 points.
Ronaldo is upset that he will not be playing in the Champions League next season, as initially reported by The Times and confirmed by Mirror Football, with United only qualifying for the Europa League – a competition he has never played in.
As a result, Ronaldo is said to have told the Old Trafford club that he wants to be permitted to leave if a decent offer comes in.
Ronaldo believes he still has three or four years at the top level in him and wants to play for a trophy-winning team. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner still has the highest regard for Manchester United, but he appears to be unwilling to be a part of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild, which may take years.
Ronaldo may find it more difficult to leave United than expected, though, after the Red Devils recently warned him that he will not be leaving despite Chelsea’s interest in him.
“Cristiano is not for sale,” a source informed Mirror Football. We hope and anticipate him to be with us next season.”
Ronaldo went up regarding his future in June, insisting that despite the club’s terrible season, he was happy to stay at Old Trafford.
“Of course, I was pleased to be back in a club that helped launch my career, so the feeling when I returned was incredible.” “It was fantastic to sense the supporters’ happiness,” Ronaldo added.
“I was and still am very glad to be here, and I have to say that the fans are incredible.” Even when we lost games, they always supported us and were there for us. The fans will always remain in my heart, and they are the ones we should all appreciate since they are always on our side.
“The most important thing for me is to try to win games and win some championships or cups, but I believe Manchester will be where they belong.” As I already stated, it takes time, but I continue to believe.”
“I know he did a good job for Ajax and that he’s an experienced coach, but we need to give him time,” he said of Ten Hag’s appointment. Things must alter in his favor.
“Of course, I hope we succeed because if you succeed, all of Manchester will succeed as well.” So I wish him the best of luck.
“Not only the players, but also the fans, are delighted and excited.” I wish him the best and trust that we will win trophies next year.”