There were reports during the weekends that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer.
The 37-year-old Portuguese international joined Manchester United last summer for £20 million from Juventus for a two-year deal with an option to extend for one additional year. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was Manchester United player of the season after scoring 24 goals in 39 appearances including 18 goals in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to hold talks with Manchester United’s new coach Erik Ten Hag on Monday when he returns for pre-season. There are reports that Chelsea, Napoli, Barcelona, and a possible return to Real Madrid.
There are also reports that Cristiano Ronaldo is not impressed with Manchester United’s activities in the transfer window and there are also speculations that he fears Lionel Messi will overtake his Champions League goal-scoring record if he stays at Manchester uNited and plays in the Europa League.
Mark Goldbridge presented at talkSport thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is right to leave Old Trafford.
What did Mark Goldbridge say about Ronaldo leaving Manchester United?
The sports presenter and former police said via talkSPORTS: “I think he’s right to do it. I know there will be Manchester United fans who disagree with me.
“I know Ronaldo isn’t doing it for Man United fans, he’s doing it for Cristiano Ronaldo, it makes him in tune with United fans. The lack of ambition, a drop in standards.
“The one thing you get from Ronaldo is he walks into a dressing room and probably says ‘we’re not winning because you are not good enough, not working hard enough, and I don’t want to be at this club anymore because you are showing absolutely no ambition in comparison to Liverpool, Man City and everyone else.’
“I think a certain player at United would do what Ronaldo has done. I think Ronaldo, at 37, doesn’t want to play here like last year when he’s not competing for anything.”
Football Journalist and Broadcaster Andy Brassell evaluate Ronaldo’s options and claims he has to reduce his wage demand.
Andy Brassell said: “The Roma one, it felt like a bit of a pacesetter in terms of rumors, because of the [Jose] Mourinho connection and Jorge Mendes connection.
“Other Mendes clients have ended up there, so, naturally, there would be some discussion there.
“How he fits in this young Roma team, as well as the fact they are not in the Champions League, of course, I’m not sure.
“Napoli is interesting because they are a club cutting back on wages, that are again looking at making their squad younger. They are moving on from Dries Mertens, for example, who is the top scorer in the club’s history.
“It would be an opportunity signing for a couple of the clubs out there. All these clubs that have been mentioned, dare I say it Chelsea because we don’t know how much is in the pot, suggest he is going to make an effort wherever it is.
“It looks like with him pushing to get out, rather than getting paid for the next year, that’s where his head is at too.”
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