Some publications make it up as they go along in the transfer window.
For instance, some reports in Italy have claimed that Jose Mourinho is eyeing a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo at AS Roma.
Fabrizio Romano has dispelled such rumours in his latest column for CaughtOffside, writing: “I’m aware that there has been some paper talk about Cristiano Ronaldo and a possible move to Roma this summer, but I think any nervous United fans can relax about this one.
“Honestly, I don’t have any updates on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future as of today. His salary is still huge for any Italian club and I am not aware of any negotiations to get Cristiano away from Manchester.
“Erik ten Hag has already had positive conversations with him and at the moment AS Roma are very happy with Tammy Abraham as the star of the project in Jose Mourinho’s 3-4-2-1.”
Ronaldo’s always going to make headlines, but for the reasons above, I don’t think this is a serious worry for United at the moment.”
We have never been under the impression that Ronaldo would be leaving United this summer.
Mourinho and other managers will have to wait another year at the very least to get a chance at signing Ronaldo.
Furthermore, I can see him returning to Sporting Lisbon before hanging up his boots.