Cristiano Ronaldo Back in Manchester to Discuss Future

Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus during the 2019 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16
Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus during the 2019 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16. Photo by Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10152259da)

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester after going on leave for “family reasons”—a reason that was formally accepted by the club. As a result, the 37-year-old player missed out on the Red Devils’ tour of Thailand and Australia.

While much speculation has arisen surrounding Ronaldo’swillingness to remain at Manchester United, the club confirmed that he is not for sale, despite being willing to listen to offers.

Manager Erik ten Hag confirmed that Ronaldo will join the rest of the Man Utd squad for training on Tuesday after training away from the squad in recent weeks. The player is expected to speak with ten Hag at the Carrington training ground later in the day to discuss his future plans.

“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want success together,” the new Manchester United manager explained. He further stated that Ronaldo has a year left on his contract and that he expects the Portuguese forward to stay at the club until its expiration.

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