Cristiano Ronaldo held talks about his future with Manchester United with coach Erik ten Hag on Tuesday, with both Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich ruling out the striker’s move.
The 37-year-old arrived at United’s Carrington training ground with his agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday morning for talks.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also seen arriving, but it is understood he was there for a regular board meeting with chief executive Richard Arnold.
Ronaldo returned to the UK on Monday after missing the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia for family reasons, with the explanation accepted by the club.
Ten Hag admitted he was not clear about the situation ahead of the tour – but Ronaldo is now back in United’s squad after training away from the team in recent weeks.
The Portugal captain says he wants to leave this summer Amid fears that he will not be able to compete for the club’s biggest titles.
But United’s position regarding Ronaldo’s future has not changed: United are ready to listen to Ronaldo’s offers this summer, Sky Sports News He understands, but the general position of the club remains that it is not for sale.
Tin Hag said in Bangkok that Ronaldo, who has one year left on his contract with United, is in his plans for next season and expects him to stay at the club.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for this season and that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want to succeed together,” the Dutchman said.
“He’s not with us and that’s because of personal issues. I spoke to him before this issue came up. I talked to him and talked really well. This is between me and Cristiano. What I can confirm is that we had a really good conversation together. I haven’t spoken to him yet (the news)”.
Atletico and Bayern Munich have ruled out signing Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have both excluded themselves from the race to sign Ronaldo.
Atletico have been linked with a move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner but their president Enrique Cerezo described the Real Madrid icon’s move as “virtually impossible”.
“I have said this many times before, I don’t know who invented the story of Cristiano but I will tell you that it is practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid,” Cerezo told reporters on Tuesday. El Partidazo De Cope.
“Rumors are rumors and should remain rumours. If you keep fueling rumors, it will eventually seem like the real thing, which it isn’t.”
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn said that, despite the preliminary study and even then Star striker Robert Lewandowski lost to Barcelonathe Bundesliga champion will not follow up on Ronaldo’s move.
Earlier in July, Khan told a German magazine kicker That Ronaldo does not fit the club’s hiring philosophy, and he repeated these statements in an interview with him Build.
“We discussed Cristiano Ronaldo internally, and I consider him one of the greatest players ever,” Kahn said.
“Then we came to the conclusion that although Cristiano is appreciated, he would not fit into our philosophy in the current situation.”
Is Ronaldo out of options?
Melissa Reddy, Sky Sports News Senior Correspondent:
“As we saw on Instagram, Ronaldo has kept fit, so there are no concerns from Manchester United about his physique or his physical level; he is one of the best players in world football.
“In the end, Ronaldo has stated his desire to leave Old Trafford, but the options are running out, and it looks like he will really have to stay. He will be given up by United, maybe he wants to maneuver and solidify a new deal, we have to wait and see, but it doesn’t look like Stamford Bridge. on his papers.
Chelsea distanced themselves from the Ronaldo deal, as did Bayern Munich, Napoli and many other elite clubs that Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, tried to sell to.
“This offer from Saudi Arabia is astronomical but in the end it does not give Cristiano Ronaldo what he wants, which is that legacy. He wants to set Champions League records that he thinks no one else will be able to achieve in the future.
“He wants to sign at the highest level ever. Now, it increasingly looks like he will have to stay at Manchester United because there are no players from the big clubs.
“Everyone has strikers already, and Chelsea, which is the only club that seems likely to be affected by what Cristiano Ronaldo delivers off the pitch because we were told that Mendes, while in front of these clubs, was putting up the numbers in terms of the social media influence, the sponsorship he gets. On them, commercial gains from his shirt sales and things like that. But now they say it’s not in their plans. Their immediate goal is to bolster the defence.
“So, that really leaves Ronaldo with quite a few options. We know he wants to compete at the highest level, so if he goes to Saudi Arabia, it goes against everything he said and everything we already know about him and his career.”
“Manchester United have always been very calm and relaxed. They insisted he is not for sale, the last year of his contract will expire. How they manage this now, we will see, but Ronaldo is keeping fit, so they have no issues, problems or concerns about the condition he will be back in. prep season.”
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