Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo open to playing in Brazil amidst Manchester United exit links
According to ESPN, Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the idea of playing in Brazil amidst rumours of an exit from Manchester United. The striker was speaking in an exclusive interview with ESPN Brazil where he mentioned that “anything is possible” when speaking on the said subject. The forward further added that he has a lot of respect for his “brother country”, with both nations predominantly Portuguese-speaking.
Supposedly, Ronaldo is unhappy with life at Old Trafford as a result of the undermining performances by the team. However, fans should be wary about such claims regarding potential unrest since similar news has already been discarded as false. In the latest instance, Fred lashed out on Twitter about claims that he, along with 16 other players, is dejected with the club.
Moreover, when speaking to The United Stand (h/t The Express), Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this week that Cristiano has no plans to leave the Red Devils at the moment. That only makes sense, given the former Juventus star only sealed his long-awaited return to Old Trafford last summer.
Sign of worry?
If the instances stated above are not convincing enough, then the words from the Portuguese international himself should seal the deal. In an interview with Sky Sports, he expressed how Ralf Rangnick needs to be given adequate time to impose his ideas into the Man United squad.
The 36-year-old was confident that the Manchester-based club could enjoy a great season and was adamant that anything below a top-three finish in the Premier League is unacceptable. The interview further indicates Ronaldo’s willingness to stay with us at least until the end of this season.
The Portugal attacker may eventually end up leaving for South America but there have been no signs that the move would take place instantly. He continues to play at a top level so it would certainly be surprising if he chooses to retreat to South America without at least seeing out his time with us at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Man United star has made 22 appearances so far this term and has scored 14 goals alongside three assists across all competitions. With the 2022 Qatar World Cup set to happen in a matter of months, stability would be the key to enjoying success in the famed international competition.
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More importantly for us, it would be a very poor look if one of our star signings was to quit on our project so early on. It would send a wrong message to the dressing room regarding Rangnick’s ideas and while there is nothing concrete to suggest any move would happen instantly, the club should do everything in their power to keep CR7 at United for now.