Cristiano Ronaldo told Manchester United weeks ago of his desire to leave the club. The Portuguese star asked that they put a price on him and facilitate his transfer. Chelsea, Bayern, Barcelona, Atlético, Napoli… are some of the clubs with which the Portuguese star has been linked over the last two months. However, United has closed in on negotiating a transfer of the five Ballon d’Ors, considering him a key player in their sports plan, but even more so in their economic framework. And to this is added that with the passing of days the interest of these clubs has been disappearing for different reasons, so Cristiano will continue at United, except for a major last-minute surprise.
In recent weeks, it seemed that Atlético was going to be his destination this summer, but the refusal of part of the rojiblanca fans and Morata’s great performance during this preseason have caused Atlético to give up their attempt to sign Cristiano . The five-time Ballon d’Or had the approval of Simeone and he was delighted with the possibility of working under him. However, finally that meeting will not take place.
> So, despite Cristiano’s wishes, the Portuguese crack is already resigned to staying at Manchester United this season, at least until the winter market opens. Ten Hag knows that his pupil will reluctantly stay at Old Trafford, but he does not lose hope of ending up involving him in his project. Of course, he has already made it clear that he will not allow any gesture that implies a lack of camaraderie, such as leaving the stadium before the end of a game, something that happened in the friendly against Rayo Vallecano and that the Dutch coach himself publicly criticized: “More players did that. I do not accept it. Absolutely not. That is unacceptable.”
Cristiano will face this first part of the season knowing that he has very few options to win the Premier and out of the Champions League, but focused on reaching the World Cup in optimal conditions, in which it will be the last opportunity to win the only title that is missing his career. And after the appointment in Qatar, there could be the possibility that he could become a luxury reinforcement for a team that opts to win the Champions League. Anything can happen, but for now Cristiano stays at Old Trafford.