Cristiano Ronaldo was absent this Monday in the resumption of training for the Manchester United internationals for “family reasons”: nothing more was needed to relaunch the assumptions about an eventual departure from the club of his Portuguese star.
Ronaldo, 37, played in the Champions League for 19 consecutive seasons. The player would be very disappointed that Manchester United have not been able to qualify for next season in Europe’s top competition, having finished sixth in the Premier League in its last edition.
Despite the arrival of a renowned coach, the Dutchman Erik Ten Hag, from Ajax Amsterdam, Ronaldo, according to the press, does not think that MU will be able to compete at the highest level in the immediate future.
In the twilight of his career, the Portuguese, five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has one year left on his contract with the Red Devils, would like to go to a club qualified for the Champions League, a competition in which he is the top scorer, for a ultimate challenge.
And if the leaders of Manchester United categorically affirm that their star player is not for sale, the press affirms that the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, would have tested the ground with the leaders of Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Despite a season in which he did not shine, the former Real Madrid and Juventus Turin player was Manchester United’s top scorer with 24 goals.