According to the first information that reaches us from England, the meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United has ended in failure. Everyone remained stuck on their positions…
Manchester United and its fans were holding their breath on Tuesday. Today was the decisive meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years) and the United management. On the agenda of this highly anticipated meeting, the future of the Portuguese star. The equation is simple, he wants to leave the English club because he wants to play in the Champions League, while the Red Devils and their new coach Erik ten Hag want to keep him until the end of his contract in a year (or two depending on the extension option).
Naturally, the arrival of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was immortalized by the photographers present in the vicinity of Carringhton, the club’s training center. On the one hand because the press had been informed of this meeting, but also because the player was returning after missing the training camp in the United States. He was accompanied by a certain Jorge Mendes in his shiny car. This presence has weighed in the minds of the leaders. It was interpreted as a declaration of intent to leave.
The positions do not move
They were not mistaken. According to the various media, this day of negotiations ended in a deadlock. The position of the striker remains the same. He still wants to leave, only the club has not changed its mind either and intends to keep him for the coming season. Erik ten Hag has told him over and over again that he is part of his plans. Even Sir Alex Ferguson attended the meeting, his mentor who brought him to England in 2003 and then convinced him to return last summer.
This time, the voice of the historic Manchester United coach will not have weighed. The puzzle is difficult to solve. The Red Devils remain firm, Ronaldo too, while very few options are available to him. Only Chelsea, Bayern and Atletico Madrid would be ready to welcome him and satisfy this irresistible need to play in the Champions League. Moreover, nothing has filtered on this subject as for the idea a little far-fetched of Manchester that we presented this morning, namely a loan of one year and then a return to the club.