Man Utd are bottom of the Premier League after losing their first two matches; last season’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club is uncertain; Portugal striker not for sale and has a year left on his contract and United have the option of extending by another 12 months
Cristiano Ronaldo may be allowed to leave Manchester United this month if Erik ten Hag decides his departure would be better for the club going forward.
United’s position has not changed and Ronaldo is not for sale. He still has a year left on his contract and United have the option of extending it by another 12 months.
Sky Sports News reported on Monday that Atletico Madrid and Chelsea were still two possible destinations for Ronaldo if United change their stance and let him leave.
However, there are senior figures at both clubs who are not convinced they should sign Ronaldo.
With an opening weekend defeat to Brighton swiftly followed by a humbling 4-0 loss away at Brentford on Saturday, United sit bottom of the table.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s United future is in serious doubt with the 37-year-old wanting to quit Old Trafford this summer in favour of joining a Champions League club
United have suffered their worst start to a Premier League season in 101 years under new manager Ten Hag.
“The stance appears to be softening just a little bit because obviously the manager has the final say and if he decides it’s best for all parties to say now, ‘Ronaldo you’ve been a legend at Man Utd in the past, thank you for what you did last season, obviously you don’t want to be here’ and if a deal that can be done suits all parties and Ten Hag decides that’s what he wants to do, he may be allowed to leave Man Utd.
“As far as the player himself is concerned he wants to leave, he wants to play in the Champions League. That is what’s most important to him. There’s also a suggestion that for personal reasons it would suit him more if he could leave Man Utd.
“There has been lots of talk that Man Utd haven’t had any official offers for him. There have been no official bids. Are we really living in a world where nobody wants Cristiano Ronaldo? I don’t think so. I still think there’s interest out there and if United changed their position and decided they’d allow him to leave I still expect clubs like Chelsea also Atletico Madrid to be interested in signing him – if he agreed to take a big pay cut.
“There are still senior figures at those two clubs who are not convinced they should be signing someone like Ronaldo. But he’s one of the most famous people in the world. It’s not just about what he can do on the pitch, it’s what he can do for a club’s profile and commercial revenue off the pitch as well.”