Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly considering his future at the club.
According to Spanish publication AS, Cristiano Ronaldo is reconsidering his future at Manchester United with a year remaining on his contract with the club. The Portugal captain was reportedly set to spend another season at Old Trafford, but the latest reports claim otherwise.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last summer in the hope of reinstating the club back to the upper echelons of the Premier League. His campaign started well along with United’s, but things started going from bad to worse as the Red Devils finished sixth in the league with their worst-ever points tally of the Premier League era.
Ronaldo, however, was among the goals and finished the season with 24 goals across competitions. Though it was claimed that the Portuguese would depart should United fail to qualify for the Champions League, reports after Erik ten Hag’s appointment claimed otherwise.
Ronaldo reportedly wanted to see off his contract with the Red Devils despite having to play in the Europa League. Erik ten Hag was keen to have the former Real Madrid star at the club as well. But the Red Devils’ failure to strengthen in the transfer window so far has forced the Portuguese to reconsider his stance.
Manchester City’s signing of Erling Haaland and Liverpool’s acquisition of Darwin Nunez has left Ronaldo in two minds. He reportedly feels that the two signings will add to the gulf between Manchester United and the two top English clubs currently in Liverpool and City.
The 37-year-old is hoping that Manchester United add reinforcements in multiple positions this summer, but it seems unlikely that the club will undergo an overhaul of the magnitude that Ronaldo wants. As per the aforementioned report, Ronaldo’s future at the club ‘largely depends’ on how they perform in the upcoming summer transfer window.
AS do add that a possible move to AS Roma to play under former boss Jose Mourinho is no more on the cards. There aren’t many big clubs that would want to invest in Ronaldo long-term, but the transfer window has surprised us time and again.