October 12, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Man Utd striker running out of options to move away from Old Trafford?  |  Soccer News

Cristiano Ronaldo could stay at Manchester United, with the Portugal international running out of options to move away from Old Trafford this summer, after Chelsea recently walked away from any potential deal.

Ronaldo remains absent from United’s pre-season tour of Australia amid speculation over a move away from Old Trafford.

United will play Europa League football next season – something Ronaldo has never done in his illustrious playing career – and the 37-year-old wants to leave United as he seeks Europa League football. Champions League.

Reports suggest Ronaldo has a mega-money offer on the table from Saudi Arabia, but it’s a deal the superstar doesn’t sit well with.

“Ronaldo running out of options”

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“As we have seen on Instagram, Ronaldo has remained fit so there are no concerns from Manchester United regarding his fitness or physical level; he is one of the fastest growing players form of world football.

“Ultimately, Ronaldo has declared his desire to leave Old Trafford, but he’s run out of options, and it looks like he’s going to have to stay.

“Maybe he will try to rock it where the 25% pay cut in his contract will be overturned by United, maybe he will want to maneuver and muscle a new deal, we will have to wait and see. But it doesn’t look like Stamford Bridge is on its cards.

Man Utd’s Ronaldo stance unchanged

Cristiano Ronaldo prepares for new season away from Man Utd pre-season tour

Manchester United’s stance on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has remained unchanged.

The club are ready to listen to offers for Ronaldo this summer, Sky Sports News understands, but the club’s public stance remains that he is not for sale.

Erik ten Hag has told Bangkok that Ronaldo, who has one year left on his contract with United, is in his plans for the coming season and expects him to stay at the club.

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reiterated that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and is part of his plans for the coming season.

“We are planning Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it. I can’t wait to work with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want to succeed together.

“He’s not with us and it’s because of personal issues. I spoke to him before this issue arose. I had a conversation with him and I had a good conversation. It’s between Cristiano and me. What I can confirm is that we had a very good conversation together. I didn’t speak to him after (the news).

And upon arriving in Melbourne, Ten Hag declined to comment further on Ronaldo’s future.

“We made a statement and nothing changed,” the Dutchman said ahead of Friday’s friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory at the MCG.

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hasn’t ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo or Robert Lewandowski.

‘Saudi offer doesn’t match Ronaldo’s plans’

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance against West Ham United (AP)
Ronaldo reportedly received mega-money offer to move to Saudi Arabia

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“Chelsea walked away from a deal for Ronaldo, as did Bayern Munich, Napoli and many other elite clubs that Jorge Mendes, who is Ronaldo’s agent, tried to sell him to.

“This offer from Saudi Arabia is astronomical but in the end it doesn’t give Cristiano Ronaldo what he wants, which is that legacy. He wants to achieve Champions League records that he thinks no one else will be able to reach in the future.

“He wants to sign at the absolute top level.

Man Utd top scorers

“Now it looks more and more like he will have to stay at Manchester United because there are no big club biters.

“Everyone has their strikers already, and Chelsea, who are the only club that seem to have the potential to be spun by what Cristiano Ronaldo offers off the pitch because we’ve been told that Mendes, while being ahead of those clubs, was showing off his numbers in terms of influence on social media, sponsorship he garners, commercial gain from his shirt sales and things like that.

“But even they are now saying he’s not in their plans. Their immediate aim is to strengthen the defence.

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“So it really doesn’t leave much choice for Ronaldo. We know he wants to compete at the highest level, so if he goes to Saudi Arabia it goes against everything he’s said and of everything we really know about him and his career.

“Manchester United have always been very calm and very comfortable. They insisted he was not for sale, and he will see the last year of his contract. We will see how they maneuver now, but Ronaldo stays fit, so they have no issues, no issues or fears as to what condition he will report in pre-season.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not join Manchester United on his pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia as he seeks a move away from the club.

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Erik ten Hag insists Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale
Erik ten Hag insists Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale

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Manchester United Fixtures 2022/23

Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game as Manchester United manager will be against Brighton at Old Trafford, live on sky sportsduring the opening Super Sunday of the 2022/23 season.

After taking on Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Sunday August 7, live on sky sports, United travel to Brentford in the second round of fixtures before hosting rivals Liverpool in a blockbuster early-season clash on August 22, live on Sky Sports.

United’s trip to the Etihad Stadium for the first Manchester derby of the season on October 1 kicks off a daunting month that sees Ten Hag’s side travel to Everton and Chelsea and host Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham.

The last game before the season break for the Winter World Cup will be against Fulham on the weekend of 12/13 November. United then return to action on Boxing Day at home to Nottingham Forest.

2023 will be opened with a home game against promoted Bournemouth. Premier League champions Manchester City are next at Old Trafford on January 14, the return trip to Anfield on March 4, while United conclude their season at home to Fulham on May 28.

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