Manchester United willing to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave only on one condition

Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Manchester United
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Manchester United were handed a shock on Saturday when Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford ahead of next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 24 goals for Manchester United in all competitions last summer but the Red Devils could only finish 6th in the Premier League, missing out on a place in the Champions League.

Ronaldo is eager to play in the Champions League again next campaign, having featured in the competition for the last 19 consecutive seasons.

He is also frustrated by Manchester United’s lack of signings this summer despite the club’s struggles last season.

Despite Manchester United insisting Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t for sale, it is believed the club will be willing to let the 37 year old forward if an interested club offers an amount that covers the investment on Ronaldo’s transfer last summer.

Manchester United signed Ronaldo from Italian side Juventus last summer for a fee of £12.86million and will be happy to let the forward leave if that amount is received.

Meanwhile, Manchester United might now be regretting not sealing a deal for Frenkie de Jong much earlier after Barcelona president Joan Laporta claimed Frenkie de Jong isn’t for sale anymore.

Laporta said: “There are clubs that want him, not just United. We have no intention of selling him, he wants to stay.

“Frenkie is considered as one of the best midfielders in the world by all the experts. We are happy to have him.

“I’m going to do everything I can in my power so that Frenkie stays here, but there’s also a salary issue and that would have to be adjusted.”