Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly released as a free agent in the summer by Manchester United but there was no Interest from clubs.
This report has been largely refuted by Ronaldo’s fans and football lovers citing that the report by ESPN is coming exactly when the Portuguese is having issues at the United.
There are now no bids on the table for the 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, but Manchester United is happy to let him leave on a free transfer towards the end of last summer according to ESPN.
Since the Portugal international made it apparent that he wanted to leave the team in the summer, United, according to ESPN, has been eager to let him go contrary to statements credited to the club’s coach, Erik ten Hag claiming that Ronaldo was in his plans.
Ronaldo has only made two Premier League starts so far this season, and he stirred much controversy on Wednesday when he stormed out of Old Trafford during the Red Devils’ 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
According to reports, Ronaldo resisted being ordered to come on as a substitute late in the game. He was exempted from the squad that faced Chelsea on Saturday evening.
According to the report, United decided not to pursue a transfer fee for the player in the hopes that another team would be willing to accept his £500,000-per-week contract.
Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia showed interest in Ronaldo, but United has not yet received a formal inquiry concerning the 35-year-old football icon.
According to ESPN, there is anticipation at Old Trafford that if Ronaldo has a successful World Cup with Portugal in Qatar next month, other clubs might become more interested in him in January.
Ronaldo might be loaned out in January if another club is ready to agree to a deal to pay a share of his salaries because his contract is set to expire in the summer.
Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United, is adamant that he wants and expects Cristiano Ronaldo to stay with the team for the remainder of the year.
When asked if he believed Ronaldo would remain at Old Trafford for the remainder of the season and if that was what he wanted, Ten Hag sought to clarify the situation as the January transfer deadline drew near.
“Both,” Erik ten Hag said.
“As we said in the statement, Cristiano remains an important part of the squad and I count on him for the rest of the season. We want to fulfil our ambitions.”
After the tunnel incident, Ronaldo reports for training as he kicked off his first team exile.
What transpired between United and Cristiano Ronaldo?
Despite not taking part in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo was able to take some of the spotlight when Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur.
Fred and Bruno Fernandes scored in a commanding display that was clearly among their best under manager Erik ten Hag as the Red Devils defeated Spurs 2-0 at Old Trafford.
The veteran forward was not one of the United players that celebrated the victory in front of ecstatic fans at full time since the Dutchman left Ronaldo out of his starting lineup for Antonio Conte’s team’s visit.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the decision to leave the game early rather than wait until the end to enjoy an outstanding victory with his teammates as United cruised to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham.