Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly requested Manchester United to let him go this summer if he gets a fair offer. It is reported that Ronaldo’s desire to join the Champions League next season forced him to make the decision.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United ahead of the 2021–22 season to begin his second stint at the club. Fans were excited to see the star player back with the club, but it is now reported that not everyone was happy with the Portuguese’s sensational return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo’s return reportedly angered three Man United footballers.
A report published by SPORTBIBLE claimed that Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani was one of those not impressed.
Cavani was set to become then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s prime choice as a striker, but Ronaldo’s reintegration ruined his ambition and the veteran had to give up his number 7 shirt as well.
Eventually, the 35-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker ended the season after playing 20 matches in all competitions. Injury issues also hampered Cavani’s season as he got into the back of the net twice.
In addition to Cavani, Anthony Marshall was also upset by this development. The report further claims that Mariel’s mindset has clearly changed.
The Frenchman eventually joined Spanish club Sevilla on a loan last season. The 26-year-old attacker failed to do anything impressive in Sevilla and found his name on the score sheet just once.
Additionally, Man United captain Harry Maguire was also unhappy. The Englishman felt that the presence of the forward in the squad had reduced his position.
Ronaldo played 30 matches in last season’s Premier League with 18 goals and three assists. His impressive presence didn’t help The Red Devils achieve anything significant as they ended their Premier League campaign in sixth place.
Overall, in his second stint with Manchester United, Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in 38 matches so far. His current contract means he still has a year left with the Premier League giants but it is believed he could be seen in a new color in the coming season.