Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is considering to leave the club this summer, according to a report from La Repubblica via ESPN.
With new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag keen on establishing a style at Old Trafford that presses aggressively from the front, Ronaldo isn’t confident he will be a key player next season.
Ten Hag has hailed Ronaldo since becoming United manager, but there is growing uncertainty that the Portuguese star may not be part of his plans next season.
Ten Hag prefers to build a young, driven squad, meaning that Ronaldo may contrast the philosophy that the Dutchman is looking to impose.
Ronaldo is now reportedly seeking a Manchester United exit after feeling left out of Ten Hag’s project for the club.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is already said to be looking for a new club for the Manchester United star.
Italian club Roma are reportedly interested in signing Ronaldo this summer should he leave Manchester United.
The Serie A club are hopeful of using manager Jose Mourinho’s influence in the deal.
Ronaldo’s first club Sporting CP are interested in signing the 37 year old forward, who came through the Portuguese side’s youth system before leaving for Manchester United in 2003.
In addition, the report also claims that the lack of Champions League football at the Theatre of Dreams next season is another factor that has increased his chance of departing the club this summer.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last summer, twelve years after leaving the club for Real Madrid in a world record transfer.
He scored 24 goals across all competitions, with 18 goals in the Premier League.
He was named in the Premier League Team of the Season and was also named Manchester United Player of the Year.
The Man United Fans verdict: while anything is possible in football, leaving Manchester United for Roma, doesn’t seem to make any sense. Ronaldo is almost certain to remain at Manchester United.