Ronaldo Not Back For Pre-Season
Ronaldo who was expected to report back for Pre-season training has refuse to show up. However, Manchester United have accepted the absence of the Portuguese star cos it’s due to family reasons. It’s unsure Cristiano will fly with the team on Friday for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
Ronaldo offered to Other Clubs
This absence results from Cristiano informing the club he wants to leave if a suitable offer arrives. Jorges Mendes Cristiano’s agent, the past weeks being selling the effects of Cristiano to other clubs so as to get a suitable offer. Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly have been very much considering the move for Cristaino. Other clubs including Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Napoli have made enquiries.
United Refuse to Sell
Manchester United however still claim there stance of refusing to sell the Portuguese forward . Speaking at the beginning of June, Ronaldo said he was “very happy” to remain at United and predicted they would rebound from a dreadful 2021/22 season. But just one month later, the Portugal captain has had a change of heart due to his desire to play in the UCL. The 37-year-old returned to Manchester last summer – 12 years after originally leaving for Real Madrid – and netted 24 goals in 38 games to finish as the club’s top scorer in all competitions.
But while it was a strong campaign in front of goal for Ronaldo, it was a disastrous one for the team. United finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to lift a trophy for a fifth consecutive seasons.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has played in the Champions League for 19 campaigns in a row. However United’s failure to qualify for the competition is understood to be a key reason for wanting to depart the club.
As United’s players look to impress new boss Erik ten Hag. Qhead of their Premier League opener against Brighton on August 7.
Ten Hag Focus on Pre-season and the New Season
Ronaldo’s future is now an unwelcome distraction. However, the club does not want the situation to overshadow Erik ten Hag’s pre-season work or incomings. With full-back Tyrell Malacia signing and Christian Eriksen verbally committing to join. Also agreement is in place with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong. Nonetheless, advanced talks continue for Lisandro Martinez . However he has made it clear he wants move to the Premier League. Manchester United coachTen Hag will have to expand his attacking targets if Ronaldo does exit with the club. Ronaldo scored 24 times across all competitions last term, but United recorded their lowest-ever Premier League points tally. If he misses the tour, it will be viewed as sp the end of the Portugal international’s stint at the club. United begin their pre-season schedule against Liverpool in Bangkok. Then friendlies with Melbourne City, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in Australia.