Cristiano Ronaldo made a fairytale return to Manchester United in the summer, 12 years after leaving the club, but the long-awaited reunion may not last for as long as most Red Devils fans hoped.
Manchester United are currently in a crisis, with poor displays and results which have all but ruled them out of the Premier League title race, leaving Ronaldo concerned. Failure to finish in the Premier League top four, and thus missing out on Champions League football in 2022/23, would likely see Ronaldo push for another move.
Ronaldo could force an exit in the coming summer should the team’s fortunes not change.
The Portuguese forward has an insatiable desire for silverware, both individual and collective, and is in no mood to remain at a club whose expectations and capabilities are not at the same level as his own.
Ronaldo, in a recent interview, made it clear that he did not return to the Premier League simply to see out the remaining years of his career.
“I said what I felt in that moment, that I’m here to win things,” he told Sky Sports, about his speech upon arriving at United in the summer.
“Manchester United is a sign of winning things and I’m not here for holidays.
“I said to them I see huge potential in this team. They have very young players, players with potential, and I’m here to win and to help the team to build new stuff.”
When a big-name player is on the move for whatever reason, Manchester United’s name is so often thrown into contention to sign the said player. Some are true, some are false but one name who will not be coming to Old Trafford is Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard.
United have joined the list of PSG, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United in rejecting the opportunity to sign the former Chelsea star.
His big move to Real Madrid has not lived up to expectations with the Belgian international only scoring five times since he left Chelsea in 2019.
It’s safe to say United have already got their Premier League legend, they seemingly don’t want another!
In the 2021/22 Premier League season, the 2016 Euro Cup winner has netted four goals from eight matches so far and when it comes to UCL, the football megastar has succeeded in finding the back of the net on five occasions in four outings.