Cristiano Ronaldo turned out to be the subject of speculation with his departure from Old Trafford, just one season after his spectacular homecoming to Manchester United..
The 37-year-old returned to the club in the summer of 2021 where he earned his status and carried on where he left off of twelve years ago by scoring goals. Any doubts that United were buying an older player than was his best were quickly dispelled when he scored two times on his first appearance.
As a matter of fact, the tables have changed so significantly since the beginning of the season that Ronaldo seems to be evaluating his options after being one of United’s couple of bright spots in an otherwise disastrous season. The former Real Madrid striker scored 18 goals in the Premier League alone.
Many predicted that United might be in contention for the first League title in nine years prior to even kicking a ball this season, but their hopes of qualifying for the Champions league were well dashed well before the final game of the season.
Ronaldo is renowned for his win-at-all costs mentality and has collected an impressive collection of honors throughout his career. The fact that he will be going without a trophy for the first time in more than a decade won’t have gone unnoticed by him and will undoubtedly cause him great aggravation.
At the beginning of the year, the ex-Juventus icon gave an eye-opening interview in which he appeared to emphasize the age difference in the United dressing room.
Ronaldo said: “I do not want to fight in a club for sixth, fifth or seventh position. 5 months down the line, the United icon will play for a team that will best finish sixth, with a seventh place finish feasible if West Ham’s final day results go their way.
United’s season could get worse in case they’re leapfrogged by the Hammers and end up in the Europa Conference League the following season, as the 37-year- old has been warned. A five time Ballon d’Or winner as well as a player of Ronaldo’s calibre operating in Europe’s third greatest club league is unbelievable.
Because of this, there might be growing concerns among United management that Ronaldo won’t be ready to extend his two-year deal for the last year. If the captain of Portugal made it clear he wanted to leave Old Trafford, it is unknown which clubs would strike.
The imminent arrival of Erik ten Hag as manager may be enough to convince Ronaldo to stay, as the former Manchester United forward has spoken with the Dutchman prior to his appointment.
“All I know about him is he did an excellent job with Ajax, he is a seasoned coach, and that things have to change the way he wants,” he told Manchester United’s official site.
“Of course I hope we succeed, because in case you succeed, so will the remainder of Manchester,” he said. I wish him all the best. cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval cheval “Not only as professional athletes, but also as fans, we’re very happy..