The Red Devils’ pre-season has started, although not for everyone. For the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo has not appeared alongside his teammates in training, a clear sign that his future is far from Manchester.
Following this tug-of-war, ‘The Sun’ claims that United will listen to Cristiano’s wishes to leave. They will not stand in the way of him leaving Old Trafford despite the fact that his contract does not expire until 2023.
Although United were initially confident of convincing Cristiano to stay, the board now believe there is nothing to be done. The board understands that the Portuguese is thinking of leaving and the best thing to do, at this point, is to let him go.
Erik Ten Hag said he would like to have Cristiano for the 22-23 season. After discussing the issue with the board, according to the British newspaper, the manager has also conceded to the Portuguese’s departure.
And his next destination, adds ‘Marca’, could be in the Premier League. According to the Spanish media, Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s new owner, is looking for a star signing and Cristiano could be the one.
The striker is willing to do anything to leave United. It remains to be seen whether, as ‘The Sun’ reports, United will give in and, in any case, whether an offer from Stamford Bridge arrives at Old Trafford.