After only a year of his second stint at Old Trafford, Ronaldo is reportedly wanting to go because he wants to compete in the Champions League next year. On Cristiano Ronaldo
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has made it clear that the 37-year-old Portuguese forward is not up for sale and is included in his plans for the upcoming season. The striker was granted extended time off owing to a “family matter,” missed the journey to Thailand, and is now training alone at the Portuguese national team’s training facility.
After only a year of his second stint at Old Trafford, Ronaldo is reportedly wanting to go because he wants to compete in the Champions League next year. Although he is still under contract, according to official Manchester United sources, the club is rumoured to be open to offers, with any proceeds going toward restocking the roster.
“Ronaldo and I are planning for this season, that’s all. I’m eager to collaborate with him. Ronaldo won’t be travelling with United on their preseason tour of Thailand and Australia because of “personal concerns,” according to ten Hag, who was quoted by Skysports on Monday.
Ten Hag responded when asked if Ronaldo wanted to go, “He hasn’t revealed anything to me. Although I have read, Cristiano is not for sale; he is part of our goals, and we hope to achieve success together. Before this matter arose, I chatted with him. I spoke with him, and we had a great conversation.”
The 37-year-old forward, who unexpectedly returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer, is still under contract for one more season.
On July 12, Manchester United will play their first preseason friendly against Liverpool in Bangkok before travelling to Melbourne to face Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace. The team led by ten Hag will play Aston Villa in Perth on July 23 before departing Australia and travelling via Oslo (Norway) to the UK, where they will play Atletico Madrid on July 30.