Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way back to Manchester and is set to discuss his future with new manager Erik ten Hag.
The wantaway forward has requested a transfer away from Manchester United, though it remains unclear whether the Portuguese legend will stay at the club this summer, but the Old Trafford outfit are adamant that he is not for sale and he is very much a part of their plans for next season, according to The Athletic.
The 37-year-old is pushing for a move away from the club with the hopes of playing UEFA Champions League football next season, but several of Europe’s top clubs have since distanced themselves from a potential move.
Manchester United are braced to begin the season WITHOUT Cristiano Ronaldo… with Erik ten Hag still in the dark about the forward’s availability less than two weeks before the Red Devils Premier League opener against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Ronaldo was given permission from the club to miss Erik ten Hag’s 17-day pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, and with the squad arriving back in Manchester last night, their star player is set for crunch talks with the club.
The club initially accepted Ronaldo’s stance, although ten Hag has frequently reiterated this summer that the player is not for sale and he would like him to remain a part of the side in the new campaign.
But there is a growing feeling at United that something will have to give over the next couple of weeks before they kick off the new season against Brighton. It is unlikely that Ronaldo would be available for that Matchday One fixture.