Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted on leaving Manchester United this summer.
Ronaldo made his intention known in company of his agent Jorge Mendes during a meeting with United at Carrington on Tuesday, Skysports reported on Thursday.
The five-time Ballon d’or winner missed United’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia citing family issues.
The Times had earlier in the month reported that Ronaldo wants leave United due to his desire to play in the Champions League. But United’s new coach Erik ten Hag said Ronaldo hasn’t told him he wants to leave the club, adding that “Ronaldo is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want to get success together.”
Manchester United won 16 games, scored 57 goals, garnering just 58 points in the season, ranking 6th on the English Premier League log last season and failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Ronaldo, 37, who made a return to Manchester United last summer, has consecutively played in 19 editions of the Champions League since he first joined Manchester United from Lisbon in 2003.
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Source: Peoples Gazette.