According to a Saturday story in The Times, Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has informed the Premier League team that he wants to depart during the off-season in order to play in the Champions League.
After United went without a title and missed out on the Champions League last season, there has been much speculation regarding Ronaldo’s future there. However, new manager Erik ten Hag has stated that the Portuguese international is an important part of his plans.
According to the report, the 37-year-old still thinks he has “three to four years” left to play at a high level.
Ronaldo re-signed for United in August 2021 after leaving Juventus, and he was one of the few shining lights for Ralf Rangnick’s club last season, scoring 24 goals across all competitions.
The former Real Madrid attacker has one year remaining on his deal at Old Trafford, but a transfer to Chelsea or Bayern Munich has recently been mentioned.