Manchester United Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tearful reunion with Manchester United has been marred by his impulsive transfer request.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus great was supposed to get the Red Devils back in the mix for major awards when he returned to Old Trafford. It is fair to say that it has not worked out that way. The team under Ralf Rangnick struggled to a sixth-place finish.
There was optimism that Erik ten Hag and the German, who had been removed, would get along well during the Dutchman’s first campaign in charge. Given that Ronaldo has indicated a wish to depart, it now appears unlikely to occur.
In all of the drama of the shock announcement, we will keep you up to date with all of the developments on the 37-year-old’s future.
Manchester United Transfer News: Ronaldo wants out of the club
It appears that Ronaldo has finally voiced his wish to depart as soon as possible. The rumours about his future have been surfacing for some time. After just one season, the forward has asked to leave Old Trafford.
The player’s team is optimistic that the Red Devils won’t obstruct him if a competitive offer is made for his services before the deadline.
Though he has previously stated a wish to depart, this time is different. Ronaldo actually considered leaving the team as early as the January transfer window. However, he thought that it might cause unrest at the club.
Reasons for exit emerge
Of course, it is surprising to learn that Ronaldo wants to go already given that he only returned to Old Trafford last summer. He has a good reason for wanting to go, though.
The forward from Portugal has previously voiced his discontent with the team’s efforts — or lack thereof — during the current transfer window. The team needs a few fresh faces. Frenkie de Jong and Tyrell Malacia have been linked with moves, but the team hasn’t been able to finalize any agreements.
Ronaldo has also expressed his “shock and disappointment” with the Red Devils’ performances throughout the 2021–2022 season. The team finished sixth in the Premier League, dropping them into the Europa League. In the Champions League, United also lost in the round of 16.
Ronaldo reportedly wants to continue playing top-level European football. However, there are only a few clubs that can give him that at his wages.
Man Utd’s response
The erratic forward has expressed a desire to leave the team. However, it seems the Red Devils are reluctant to let him go. The club was incensed and stated that the Portuguese player was not up for sale.
The club has maintained that stance amid the most recent developments over his future. United stated that he is still under contract and that he should return to the Carrington Training Base for preseason training.