Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo missed his club’s return date in preparation for pre-season amid speculation that he could leave.
Ronaldo was scheduled to return to the club’s headquarters on Monday after a longer hiatus related to his participation in the international break last month.
And in a statement from the club, published by the Manchester Evening News, it is said that Cristiano will not return to training on Monday, as specified, for family reasons.
The statement added that the club understood Ronaldo’s apologies for not showing up at the scheduled time.
Manchester United are rejecting the idea of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the team during the current summer transfer period, journalist Fabrizio Romano, an expert on European transfers, has revealed.
Confirmed. Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s training session today “for family reasons”, the club accepted this explanation. ???????????? #MUFC
Manchester United is aware of his desire to leave the club, but insists on his position: he is not for sale, he wants to keep. pic.twitter.com/Tzj40IidtU
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2022
And a report in the Times newspaper indicated that Ronaldo had approached the Manchester United administration with a request to discuss the proposals that would come to him and agree if the offer was satisfactory.
And the British newspaper The Mirror reported that the only condition for Manchester United to agree to the departure of Ronaldo is that he caused a crisis with the Dutch coach Ten Hag.
Although Teg Hag has confirmed that Ronaldo is among his accounts for the new season, he will not stand in the way of the Portuguese star if he decides to leave.
The Portuguese star returned to Manchester United at the start of last season, 13 years after leaving the team.
Ronaldo took part in the Red Devils shirt last season in 38 games, scoring 24 goals and scoring 3 goals.
Ronaldo’s contract with United runs until the end of next season.