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Manchester United reiterate stance on Cristiano Ronaldo future

Manchester United do not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Reports claim Ronaldo has asked to be allowed to leave Old Trafford should the club receive a satisfactory offer this summer. The 37-year-old’s decision is said to be based on his desire to play Champions League football for the remainder of his career.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the club is aware of the Ronaldo’s wishes to leave Old Trafford, but they are still hopeful that he will stay until his contract expires.

United’s stance came from another journalist in the shape of Samuel Luckhurst, who tweeted: “Just like last Saturday, #mufc reiterate Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and under contract for another year.”

This is by far the biggest news when it comes to United this weekend – at a time fans would much prefer to be welcoming a new signing, like Tyrell Malacia for example.

Ronaldo’s uncertain future throws a lot of questions at Erik ten Hag ahead of his first season. For instance, where are the goals going to come from?

United not were planning to sign a new centre-forward until Ronaldo’s contract expires next year.

They can’t sell and not replace the team’s only real goal threat.

Only time will tell what this means for United’s pursuit of Antony. The Brazilian winger is not renowned for playing centrally but that role could see the manager name a new priority signing this summer.

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