March 27, 2023

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Ronaldo gets a chance…and Man United management refuses to let him go

Baghdad / Nina Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Manchester United to set his price so that he can accept an offer from one of United’s rivals, British newspaper, The Sun reports.

Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes held direct talks with Manchester United’s management this week in an attempt to resolve his future, in light of his desire to leave the club and move to a Champions League club next season. .

According to the newspaper, Mendes told Manchester United chiefs that he had a direct offer but the club would have to set his transfer price until the deal was completed, while the club rejected it and said they would not let Ronaldo go.

Manchester United rejected plans to release him on a free transfer a year before his contract was up.

Ronaldo has a year left on his current deal, but United have an option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

Andy Mitton, editor of the United We Stand, told Sky Sports that in a fan poll, 91% of fans want the club to get rid of Ronaldo now.

The 37-year-old Portugal international missed the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia for “family reasons” but returned to training on Wednesday in a closed-door friendly against Wrexham at Carrington (the team’s training ground). .

Ronaldo is unlikely to feature in next week’s friendlies as the club field a strong squad to face Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Friday and have not included him.

Ronaldo was Manchester United’s top scorer last season with 24 goals, but the club finished sixth with 58 points, the lowest ever in the English Premier League era./End 3

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