Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to exit Old Trafford in the summer, if Manchester United fails to qualify for the Champions League.
Ronaldo’s representatives met with Richard Arnold, who will take over as the club’s new Chief Executive at the start of next month, this week, according to reports.
The Ronaldo camp is unhappy about the club’s current performance, which has them in seventh position in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who will turn 37 next month, wants to play until he is 40, but he wants to finish his career as a winner, which seems unlikely at United right now.
The Portuguese goalscoring superstar signed a two-year contract with United at the start of the season, believing that the club had a roster capable of challenging for big titles.
However, the Red Devils’ dream comeback has turned into a nightmare, with the team languishing in last place in the Europe Conference League table.
In a heated interview last week, he lashed out at the United camp’s mentality.
He also implied that some of the club’s younger players were unwilling to listen to advise from more experienced players like himself.
The five-time Champions League winner has been taken aback by the lack of energy at Carrington in comparison to what he was used to at United between 2003 and 2009, before moving on to Real Madrid and then Juventus.
He’s become a dissatisfied and aloof figure at the club as a result of it.Meanwhile, within the squad, cliques have formed, resulting in disconnected performances on the field.
Only three of the Red Devils’ last seven games have ended in victories.
They are 24 points behind league leaders Manchester City, despite believing they might fight for the title at the start of the season.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked, and replacement manager Ralf Rangnick has been unable to stop the club’s frightening slide in form, as they head to Brentford tonight.
On Saturday, the Red Devils let a 2-0 lead slip away at Aston Villa, surrendering twice in the final 13 minutes of normal time.
Ronaldo has been out of the last two games due to injury, but he is likely to play tonight.