Although there is no official statement from Ronaldo or his agents signifying his intent to leave Manchester United in the current transfer window, information from many reliable transfer sources suggests that Ronaldo is looking for a new team to play when the season starts.
Ronaldo has not resumed training with Manchester United for family reasons, as announced to reporters by new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. Still, many believe that Ten Hag is just relaying the club’s official position and may use the medium to appeal to Ronaldo to stay.
Many bettors are already looking for an odds bonus to stake on Ronaldo’s chances of scoring another goal for Manchester United. The club endured a dismal run last season, making many fans lose faith in the club. Now that Ten Haag is in charge and has done some restructuring with his backroom staff, many Manchester United fans are hoping he can convince Ronaldo to stay.
Ronaldo’s Unplanned Reunion with Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo was on the verge of joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from Juventus last season. Manchester United stepped up, hijacked the deal, and brought Ronaldo back to the club after 12 years.
Ronaldo was not originally in Manchester United’s transfer plans. Still, seeing he could end up at United’s arch rivals, United decided to bring him back home. The relationship between Manchester United and Ronaldo sprang back to life quickly like he never left. The fans were particularly excited and Ronaldo too, but soon the team’s poor performances started to rub off negatively on Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo did celebrate scoring 18 league goals in 30 Premier League games, and 6 goals in 7 UEFA Champions League matches to the delight of the Stretford End faithful and Manchester United fans. But they were never going to be enough because United shipped in an average of 1.50 goals per match
Eventually, Manchester United crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in the second round. They finished 6th in the Premier League, narrowly clinching the final Europa League spot. Every Manchester United fan will agree that the 2021/2022 season was very poor.
Does Ronaldo truly want to leave Manchester United?
Cristiano Ronaldo is still desires to play at the highest level despite being 37-years-old. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to play in the biggest stages of European football. He is also determined to lead Portugal to the November FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Manchester United is a top club, but currently, United seems to have fallen down the pecking order both in England and Europe. This is why the club is no longer appealing to Ronaldo.
Suppose the rumours are true that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United. In that case, many people will agree that his concerns are genuine. At this stage, Ronaldo is no longer playing for financial reasons as he has made a crazy ton of money throughout his career. Ronaldo’s biggest concerns appear to be Manchester United’s lack of motivation, which is slowing him down from reaching his many goals.
Right now, it doesn’t look certain that Erik Ten Hag and Manchester United will be able to convince Ronaldo to stay. United fans will probably see him celebrate once more at Stretford End if he cannot find a new challenge.