According to reports from respected Spanish newspaper Marca (via Beton.ng website), Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United. The Portuguese superstar apparently feels that the club is not showing him enough respect and that United are not doing enough to improve his chances of winning trophies and scoring goals. He has reportedly told his manager that he doesn’t want to return after the summer holiday period. Still, Manchester United is hoping to convince him otherwise with an improved contract offer. Here’s why Cristiano Ronaldo may be looking for an exit at Old Trafford…
The 37-year-old feels the urge to win even more in the twilight of his career but is understood to feel that may not be possible at Old Trafford next season. The 2021/22 campaign was the fifth in succession in which United failed to win a trophy. They finished 19 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table last term and while they will compete in this year’s Champions League after winning their Europa League final against Chelsea, there is no guarantee they will qualify for Europe’s elite competition again next season. On the 1xbet app odds have been slashed to 2/1 on Cristiano Ronaldo to leave United
The main reason for his departure seems to be his concerns over trophies and transfers. With Ronaldo gone, it’s unclear what will happen with his career. He is one of the best players in the world, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to find success elsewhere. If so, he could join a team like PSG or Juventus who are both trying to build great teams. Either way, there’s no doubt that the Manchester United legend won’t be at Old Trafford next season.
What this means for other players on the team
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most prolific players in soccer history. His ask to leave Manchester United could mean a few things for other players on the team. One is that he’s not happy with how the team is being run and believes he can find greener pastures elsewhere. Two, that he’s concerned about the club’s ability to compete for trophies and attract top talent in transfers. Three, his personal brand is more important to him than anything else and he wants to ensure he’s playing for a winning team. Four, that he has some sort of beef with another player or coach on the team. Five, that he’s simply not happy living in Manchester anymore and wants a change of scenery.
Can Man Utd ease Ronaldo’s concerns?
Erik ten Hag prefers that the majority of United’s business be concluded before the club departs on its pre-season tour on July 8. If this means waiting until late in the window, so be it. The Dutchman is in no rush to sell one of his best players but knows he cannot stand in the way if a potential deal will benefit both parties – even if it involves a loan or temporary exit. Ten Hag does not want to see any more upheaval than necessary at Old Trafford after Mourinho was sacked last season following a turbulent campaign. It remains unclear whether United has enough time to secure its targets before departing for America next week.