The MU spokesman has just commented on the matter of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract
The future of Ronaldo is still very unclear. Just one year after coming back to Old Trafford from Juventus, CR7 asked to leave Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Ronaldo reportedly wants to join a team with a Champions League spot, a need that the “Red Devils” cannot meet for the Portuguese superstar.
The “Red Devils” of MU began the current campaign with 2 straight losses to Brentford and Brighton, which caused them to drop to the bottom of the Premier League standings. Ronaldo made his debut in MU’s 0-4 loss against Brentford. After that game, CR7 displayed a poor attitude by refusing to shake hands with the coach, Erik Ten Hag, and by leaving the field without stopping to say hello to MU supporters.
According to several British newspapers, MU may decide to cancel Ronaldo’s contract if CR7 does not alter its behavior. The 37-year-old player’s current deal with the “Red Devils” has 12 months still to run, with the possibility of an additional year’s extension.
Ronaldo’s contract will not be terminated, though, as MU has stated through a representative. According to a MU spokesman reported by Sky Sports, “the club’s stance of Ronaldo has not changed.” Despite CR7’s request to leave, the “Red Devils” management had stated that the Portuguese superstar was not up for sale.
As is well known, Ronaldo cited “family reasons” for skipping MU’s summer tour of Thailand and Australia. Only having worked with his teammates for roughly ten days prior to losing to Brighton 1-2 in the Premier League’s opening round, CR7 was obviously unable to catch up with coach Erik Ten Hag’s strategies.
After the Red Devils suffered defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their first two games, Ronaldo’s decision to leave Old Trafford was even more difficult. There has been no change in the club’s viewpoint, according to a club representative who also stated that Man Utd has no plans to sever its relationship with the Portuguese striker.
Coach Erik Ten Hag earlier reaffirmed this. The Dutch tactician specifically responded to a reporter’s question regarding his opinion of a striker like Ronaldo wanting to leave the team by saying, “It’s simply your presumption (that Ronaldo wants to go)”.
“He didn’t tell me that, though. We have a plan with him for this season, so I’m going to stick with the players we have. To bring him on board, we must integrate him into the group. He contributes to all of us and is in wonderful form.”
Ten Hag only permitted Ronaldo to onto the field during the second part of the first game. The video director noticed CR7 grumbling on the bench. Even if the former Real Madrid player started from the outset over the weekend, Man Utd still lost. Even worse, they fell to Brentford 0–4.