Manchester United are adamant Cristiano Ronaldo is just not on the market and can nonetheless play at Outdated Trafford subsequent season, regardless of the Portuguese striker being linked with a powerful transfer to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Ronaldo made a powerful return to United – no less than on a person foundation – final season. He scored 24 targets in 38 video games and was voted PFA Participant of the Yr.
The 37-year-old signed a three-year deal when he returned to Manchester United final summer season however he was linked with a transfer from Outdated Trafford in the course of the 2021-21 season and people speculations have solely elevated because the finish of the season.
Ronaldo, who’s determined to win trophies at United and return to the Champions League, is alleged to be involved in regards to the membership’s switch technique as a number of offers stalled early within the switch window.
On Saturday it was reported that new Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly had met Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal, the place the participant’s future at United and a doable transfer to Stamford Bridge have been mentioned.
Whereas Chelsea’s curiosity in Ronaldo is unknown, Thomas Tuchel is eager to bolster his attacking choices this summer season after sanctioning the departure of £97.5million flop Romelu Lukaku, who will return to Inter Milan for a season.
The Blues have additionally been linked with Raheem Sterling and Robert Lewandowski and it appears Chelsea can be disillusioned in the event that they select Ronaldo as United are adamant he stays there.
A senior supply on the membership advised him Manchester Night Information: “Cristiano is just not on the market. We wish and anticipate him to be with us subsequent season.”
Ronaldo, who has received 5 Ballon d’Or awards, insisted final month he was “comfortable” at Manchester United and searching ahead to working beneath new boss Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag takes over from a group that completed simply sixth within the Premier League final season regardless of Ronaldo’s targets.
“I used to be and nonetheless am very comfortable to be right here and what I’ve to say to the followers is that they’re unbelievable,” stated Ronaldo.
“Even once we misplaced video games, they at all times assist us, they’re at all times with us. The supporters are at all times in my coronary heart and they’re the folks we should always all respect as a result of they’re at all times on our aspect.
“For me a very powerful factor is attempting to win the video games and attempting to win a league or a cup however I imagine Manchester can be the place they belong. Like I stated, generally it takes time, however I nonetheless imagine.
‘What I find out about him [Ten Hag] that he has performed a unbelievable job for Ajax, that he’s an skilled coach. However we now have to provide him time.
“Issues have to alter the way in which he desires them to. In fact I hope we succeed as a result of should you succeed, the entire of Manchester will succeed as nicely. I want him the most effective.
“We’re comfortable and excited, not solely as gamers but in addition as followers. I want him all the most effective and let’s imagine we’ll win trophies subsequent 12 months.”
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