Despite Manchester City's 'close' move for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar says his move to the Premier League is still up for discussion. The Portuguese, who has also been linked with a move to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, praised City defender Diogo Dalot, but he also criticised the club's young players.
Manchester United will not make a decision on Cristiano Ronaldo's future
Whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be at Manchester United next season will be a matter of opinion for the club's owners, according to reports. Ronaldo wants to play Champions League football and was disappointed with his time at United last season. The Portuguese international has six months left on his contract and has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
There are also reports that United's co-owner Joel Glazer will make the final decision on the Brazilian's future. Ronaldo has been rumored to be a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Major League Soccer clubs. However, a move to the US would require him to play through the rest of the Man Utd season and the remaining six months on his contract.
Ronaldo returned to training on Monday and is expected to start the second leg of the Europa League tie against Sheriff on Thursday. He will also represent Portugal at the World Cup. The Portuguese national team began preparations for the tournament in Qatar on Monday.
Ronaldo compares himself to a strawberry
CR7 has been a divisive figure throughout his career. However, he has managed to retain his old-world aura at Old Trafford, with a solid reputation to boot. The Portuguese star, who was dropped from the matchday squad in a 3-1 loss to Chelsea last month, may have to make the move elsewhere, with speculation abounding. A move to Manchester City is reportedly in the offing, though the Red Devils will need to find a replacement for midfielder Juan Mata, who is on loan from Chelsea.
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In addition to his time at United, Ronaldo was also part of the squad that beat North Macedonia to book a place in the World Cup. The star also took the helm of Portugal's winning squad in the play-offs, where they beat rivals Uruguay and Ghana to reach the round of 16. However, it has been suggested that he might be looking for a new contract, with Manchester City and Real Madrid both rumored to be interested in the 24-year-old.
Ronaldo criticises Manchester United's young stars
During a recent interview, Cristiano Ronaldo went on a tirade against Manchester United's young players. He also spoke about his return to the club in 2021. He also made some comments about the criticism of former manager Wayne Rooney and former assistant manager Ralf Rangnick.
The Portuguese has been criticised by many for his signings at the club, and it has been suggested that he could be on his way out of Old Trafford. He's been a fan favourite at the club, and Ronaldo has a lot of respect from the fans. However, the former Manchester United superstar's latest interview has raised a few eyebrows.
Ronaldo ripped into the attitude of the Manchester United young players. He also made a big deal about his return to the club in 2021, saying that he wanted to play every week. But he also hit out at a few of the younger players for not listening to his advice. He also said that his favourite player at Real Madrid is Casemiro.
Ronaldo praises Diogo Dalot
Despite all the gloom surrounding Manchester United, there have been some positive developments this season, including the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the starting lineup. He has been named as one of three players who give 100 per cent, along with Casemiro and Diogo Dalot.
The Portuguese superstar joined Manchester United last summer from Juventus for $25 million. He has now netted 23 goals in all competitions. He was set to join Manchester City last season, but Sir Alex Ferguson swooped in and saved him.
In his first two games under the stewardship of Erik ten Hag, Dalot has performed well. He made four clearances, four tackles and won 100% aerial duels. He scored his first goal for the Portugal senior team in a 4-0 Nations League win against the Czech Republic.
Dalot's contract is set to expire next summer, but he has been impressed with his performances this season. He has been trusted with the starting role and is proving to be a real asset in the team. He has only given up one assist in 12 league starts this season.