Cristiano Ronaldo’s meeting with Manchester United on Tuesday was fruitless, as he requested that his contract be terminated so that he could join a Champions League team.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United’s training ground on Tuesday ahead of talks with new manager Erik ten Hag about his future at Old Trafford.
The 37-year-old wants to leave the club he rejoined last year after missing the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia due to personal reasons.
With his agent Jorge Mendes, he arrived at United’s Carrington training base. Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was also spotted arriving.
Ten Hag, the new manager of Manchester United, stated earlier this month that Ronaldo was “not for sale.”
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season, that’s all, and I’m looking forward to working with him,” he said.
“I read it, but what I say is that Cristiano is not for sale; he is part of our plans, and we want to succeed together,” Agence France-Presse reported.
Talks about the 37-year-old making a commitment to the Red Devils were fruitless, but they could continue professionally.
The forward was unavailable for the United’s preseason tour in Thailand and Australia, but he was available for a medical checkup on Wednesday, when he watched his team’s 4-1 win over Wrexham.
The Portuguese superstar could play in Sunday’s pre-season match against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.
After final pre-season games this weekend against Atletico Madrid in Norway and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford, United begin their Premier League campaign at home against Brighton on August 7.