Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told Manchester United that it is time for him to leave the club.
The 37 year-old Portuguese international only made a surprise return to Old Trafford last summer – thirteen years since leaving and enjoying very successful spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, but he is said to be considering his future now that the transfer window is open.
Manchester United endured a dismal campaign last season, their worst-ever in Premier League history. The Red Devils recorded only 16 wins, scored 57 goals and picked up just 58 points as they finished sixth, a staggering 35 points behind neighbours and title-winners Manchester City.
According to The Times, Ronaldo is unhappy that he will not be playing in the UEFA Champions League next season, with United only qualifying for the Europa League instead – a competition he has never played in.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner still has the utmost respect for Man United, but seemingly doesn’t want to be part of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild, which could take years.
Ronaldo may find leaving United harder than anticipated, however, after the Red Devils recently warned him he’s not going anywhere amid Chelsea’s interest in him.
Before now, Ronaldo had spoken out about his future back in June, where he insisted he was happy to remain at Old Trafford, despite the club’s poor season.