Fabrizio Romano firmly shuts down Cristiano Ronaldo exit talk from Manchester United
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, writing in his Caught Offside column, there is no weight behind talk of Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo potentially leaving this summer. This confirmation would undoubtedly be a great sigh of relief for the supporters and their aspirations for the next season.
Ronaldo was recently linked with a move to AS Roma this summer with the prospect of reuniting with his former manager Jose Mourinho. But Romano has denied this claim and confirmed that there are no updates on Cristiano’s future as of now. In fact, his wages are stated to be too much for any Italian side to afford at this moment.
Ronaldo has had “positive” discussions with Erik ten Hag regarding the boss’ plans for the talisman in the upcoming campaign. Furthermore, there are no negotiations taking place at Old Trafford regarding the striker leaving in the summer transfer window. Moreover, Roma and Mourinho are stated to be completely happy with Tammy Abraham, which does not align with the talk.
Good news for Man Utd?
Ronaldo’s 24 goals and three assists from 39 matches across all competitions last season played a major part in ensuring that we at least had a respectable finish in the Premier League. Even then, one could easily argue that he was not provided with the best support during that period.
That is certainly reasonable considering how unstable the team was under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick in the previous campaign. One would wonder how much Ronaldo could improve when he has a solid system that is built around him moving forward.
The Mancunians have an opportunity to do just that under ten Hag but whether that will be possible or not remains to be seen. Having someone like Ronaldo in our ranks would always give us a chance to achieve success if stability can be found inside the dressing room.
As such, keeping hold of the Portuguese international would greatly help us, especially since we have no other options available right now. Edinson Cavani has left the club, while Marcus Rashford has struggled for quite a long time.
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Anthony Martial’s future in Manchester is in uncertain waters, while Mason Greenwood is out of contention right now. That means keeping Ronaldo is quite crucial for us ahead of the next campaign, which seems to be on the cards under the current circumstances.
The fans are hopeful that the Manchester hierarchy can facilitate a rebuild this summer and help Ronaldo perform to his best in the future. Whether the 37-year-old can do that or not depends on how the squad overhaul would take place in these coming weeks, which would be crucial for our future.