Man Utd harden stance on Cristiano Ronaldo after Carrington showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United has been up in the air for a number of weeks and his failure to show up for pre-season training, albeit due to family reasons, has only fuelled suggestions that a departure could be on the cards.

Ronaldo returned to United last summer and scored 24 goals in his homecoming season but the lack of Champions League football is said to have been a major factor in his desire to leave.

On Monday, it was revealed that Ronaldo would finally return to Manchester for showdown talks with the club and the 37-year-old was present at Carrington the following day.

Now, there’s an update on the situation. According to The Telegraph, United have maintained their position that Ronaldo cannot leave the club this summer after Tuesday’s meeting.

The club are sticking to their guns but as per the report, the meeting did little to convince Ronaldo as the superstar is still looking for an exit. The meeting is said to have ended at an impasse.

SN’s verdict…
It would be fair to assume that United’s main frustration with Ronaldo wanting to call quits is the lack of numbers it would leave Erik ten Hag with.

Ronaldo is the only out-and-out forward and the club and although Martial has impressed during pre-season, history tells you that he cannot be relied on.

The outcome of all of this is anyone’s guess but if Ronaldo leaves, Ten Hag will be desperate to sign a replacement. Going into the new season with just one forward is a disaster waiting to happen.

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  1. Ronaldo will have to stay, as no other club is willing to pay a transfer fee and his astronomical wage.
    I personally would like to see the back of him and the club get back to having a settled squad for the coming season.It would also give us time to find a replacement.

  2. What a prostitute Ronaldo is turning out to be!

    I would place a price tag on him and tell him either himself or a club to pay it.

    I am pretty sure, the club would be better without him.

    Get him off the wage bill! We can still get another decent striker!

  3. Let CR7 go and allow the young players have a clear and free goal sight trust me we will score as many goals as is desired….get a fairly younger forward who can compete with martial…..

  4. I have a theory. Maybe wrong maybe right.
    What if ManUtd gave Ronaldo rest not wanting people to think he was treated special. Later on make it to look as if he was having family issues. Remember he never refused/confirmed to having family problem. Then, when it was time to come back, he comes with his agent making it look like indeed he wants out. Remember Ronaldo is 37 years and only way to reserve his energy for the real games is by giving him rest. Who heard Ronaldo saying he wants to quit Utd? What are the odds? “Family issues, Wanting out, on-time when it’s time to regroup at Carrington”

  5. The best solution would be to allow him to go on loan to another club our side of the Premier league . That way we offset some of his wages he gets to play Champions League and he comes back next season or when his loan club gets knocked out

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