Cristiano Ronaldo, on the verge of leaving Manchester United?! Ralf Rangnick’s answer
Lately there’s been a rumor going around about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United after only one year since coming back to Old Trafford from Juventus. The ex-Real Madrid star seems to have grown tired of the mediocrity of the Red Devils in recent times and is expected to seek out a new challenge in the summer, or at least that’s what the rumors have to say about the Portuguese striker. But there’s also the rumor that the Portuguese star is not in the plans of Erik ten Haag, the coach who would take over the Red Devils from the summer after Ralf Ragnick’s interim period ends. Meanwhile, ten Haag would consider bringing Norwich City defender Max Aarons and River Plate’s Enzo Hernandez in case he’s appointed as the new Man United manager in the summer. And there have been rumors about the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t exactly lack offers, a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain being reported. Which would be bizarre, seeing Messi and Ronaldo in the same team after the years the two of them spend as rivals, especially in La Liga. Tho, so far, Ronaldo has proven himself as the more valuable player since he actually survived the challenges of a foreign championship outside Spain while Messi struggles at PSG, having only scored 3 goals in Ligue 1 ever since his arrival as a free agent after Barcelona failed to sign him in the summer due to the new La Liga regulations.
Ralf Ragnick congratulated Cristiano for his hattrick against Norwich, which helped Manchester United win the match 3-2. When asked about whether Ronaldo will be a part of the Red Devils team next season, the interim manager said that the decision is left on the next coach of United. “This is not a decision I have to make. Cristiano has one more year of contract. It will be the decision of the new coach and the management. He has shown against Tottenham and in today’s match (ed. With Norwich) that he is a player who can make a difference in such games, in such moments and it is no coincidence that he is the best scorer in history. Today he showed it again “, was Ragnick’s answer on Cristiano at the press conference, according to Manchester Evening News.
Ten Hag has spoken with management, and Daily Star claims that “he has clearly argued” that the Portuguese star does not fit into his plans because he does not fit in with the new style of play he wants to implement. Thus, the 37-year-old striker is free to leave in the summer and was expected to do so, given that he said he would do it if Manchester United missed the Champions League places. The “Devils” are now 7th in the Premier League, 6 points behind 4th-placed Tottenham. Thus showing that not even with one of the best players in the world could Manchester United get back to where it was. In fact, this season was even worse for the Devils, since last year they finished 2nd place, losing the title to cross city rivals Manchester City in… not much of a race between the two teams, honestly. Though I think Cristiano could make a difference in a better squad, United lack proper defence and midfield, there’s a whole lot of players that should be bought to the team next summer (maybe a whole new team entirely) so Ronaldo’s experience could be a help for the Red Devils, as much as he shows in the present where his team is struggling to even catch a place in European comp