Later News Jun 24

Ronaldo’s not going anywhere despite reported frustration over Man United’s lack of signings


It appears that despite enduring a season that proved to be as disappointing as a Harry Maguire pass, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving Manchester United this summer.

 

Multiple reports had linked the 37-year-old with a move away from the Red Devils, with the Portuguese superstar believed to be frustrated with the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market. As of now, United are looking at the prospect of fielding ‘Interested’ and ‘Opened talks’ in midfield, while ‘Admired’ and ‘Targeted’ could lead their defence in the coming season.

 

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Nonetheless, despite United’s Anthony Martial-esque movement on the transfer front, Ronaldo is ready to stay on at the club for another season. Indeed, the former Real Madrid star is expected to report back for pre-season training at the start of next month.

 

According to Sky in Germany, rumours of Bayern Munich being interested in signing Ronaldo are as wide of the mark as a Marcus Rashford shot.

 

New United manager Erik ten Hag had also previously confirmed that Ronaldo would be part of his plans – unsurprisingly, really, given that he was the club’s top scorer last season with 24 goals in all competitions.

 

Ten Hag had declared: “He (Ronaldo) already achieved a lot and also [made a] contribution to Man United. I am looking forward to working with him.”

 

WATCH: Ten Hag says Ronaldo fits into his plans for next season

 

United have yet to bring in a single player this summer, but have cleared the decks with the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic all set to leave the club.

 

It is believed that the Old Trafford outfit are in talks to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, as well as Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen.

 

Both De Jong and Eriksen had worked with Ten Hag previously while the Dutch manager was at Ajax, but it is understood that – for various reasons that may or may not include having to play with a McFred midfield pairing – neither player is particularly keen to sign with United.

 

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