Manchester United are adamant that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and will still be at Previous Trafford subsequent year, regardless of the Portugal striker remaining connected with a stunning move to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Ronaldo liked an outstanding return to United past season – at least on an individual basis – scoring 24 targets in 38 appearances and remaining voted for the PFA Participant of the Yr award.
The 37-year-old signed a a few-yr agreement when he re-joined Manchester United last summer time but he was linked with a shift absent from Aged Trafford throughout the 2021-21 campaign and that speculation has only amplified considering the fact that the conclude of the time.
Ronaldo, desperate to earn trophies at United and get back again into the Champions League, is mentioned to be concerned by the club’s transfer strategy, with quite a few promotions stalling in the early phases of the transfer window.
On Saturday, it was noted that new Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly had met Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal, where by the player’s long term at United and a possible transfer to Stamford Bridge was talked about.
Although Chelsea’s fascination in Ronaldo is unknown, Thomas Tuchel is determined to bolster his attacking alternatives this summer time right after sanctioning the departure of £97.5m flop Romelu Lukaku, who is established to return to Inter Milan on a period-extended loan.
The Blues have also been joined with Raheem Sterling and Robert Lewandowski and it seems that Chelsea will be still left upset if they do make a transfer for Ronaldo as United are adamant he is staying put.
Ronaldo, who has gained 5 Ballon d’Or awards, insisted very last month that he was ‘happy’ at Manchester United and enthusiastic to do the job below new boss Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag is using over a staff who completed just sixth in the Leading League last time even with Ronaldo’s goals.
‘I was and continue to am extremely joyful to be listed here, and what I have to say to the admirers is they are amazing,’ Ronaldo said.
‘Even when we misplaced video games, they normally aid us, they always are with us. The supporters are generally in my heart and it is the men and women that we all really should respect mainly because they are generally on our aspect.
‘For me, the most critical issue is to try out to gain the video games and test to acquire some championship or some cup but I imagine that Manchester will be the place they belong. As I say prior to, occasionally it requires time but I nonetheless believe.
‘What I know about him [Ten Hag] is he did a superb position for Ajax, that he’s an experienced mentor. But we need to have to give him time.
‘Things need to alter the way he wishes. I hope we have accomplishment, of program, for the reason that, if you have accomplishment, all of Manchester is heading to have good results as very well. I want him the most effective.
‘We are joyful and psyched, not only as players, but the supporters as nicely. I desire him the finest and let’s imagine that, upcoming calendar year, we are heading to win trophies.’
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