Older brotherOwner Glazer wants to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, while coach Erik ten Hag and many players in the team want him to leave this summer.
Follow Manchester Evening Newsowner Joel Glazer does not want to sell the “high-market star” and is “against the prospect” of letting Ronaldo go in this summer’s transfer window.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag changed his mind when he was ready for Ronaldo to find a new destination. Having publicly wanted to keep Ronaldo, the Dutch coach has now “become open” to the search for replacement players.
The Man Utd squad built up good spirits during the pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia, where Ronaldo was absent due to “family reasons”. But that is no longer the case when the Portuguese star returns. The “Red Devils” started the Premier League with two defeats to Brighton 1-2 and Brentford 0-4, scoring only one goal thanks to Alexis Mac Allister’s counter-kick and standing in the final.
Personally, Ronaldo is said to be sulking at Carrington headquarters and barely talks to his teammates. Even the 37-year-old striker sat alone for many days while having lunch at the canteen in Carrington.
According to British newspaper SunSport, although still admired by some young players, many Man Utd stars want Ronaldo to leave this month. This pillar group is said to be increasingly angry with Ronaldo’s negative attitude as well as limited contributions on the pitch.
Ronaldo has offered to leave since the beginning of July because he wants to continue playing in the Champions League. Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez supports Ronaldo’s return to Spain because it’s good for the family.
However, the owner of the five Golden Balls had difficulty finding a new destination, when in turn were rejected by Real, Chelsea, Bayern, PSG, and Barca. Even President Florentino Perez criticized Ronaldo for being old when a fan asked about the possibility of Real re-signing.
Follow BBC, CEO Richard Arnold and Director of Football John Murtough are “grabbing” over Ronaldo’s future. Both of these top leaders do not know what to do with the Portuguese superstar when the summer market will close on September 1.
Sunsport said Atletico is the rare club that still wants to sign Ronaldo, despite the backlash from fans. The owner of the Metropolitano is said to be willing to offer Alvaro Morata or Antoine Griezmann in exchange for the Portuguese superstar.
In the opposite direction, Man Utd targeted Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Raul De Tomas (Espanyol) or Cody Gakpo (PSV).