Cristiano Ronaldo only joined Manchester United over the summer, but his future at Old Trafford is up in the air. El Nacional say the 36-year-old is ‘angry and upset’ about the club’s failures this season and could be on his way out when the season is over.
Ronaldo signed a two-year deal from Juventus just months ago but may cut that short with United sitting seventh in the Premier League table with 28 points from 17 games, 22 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Big things were expected of the Red Devils this season, but they’ve fallen considerably short.
In addition to bringing in Ronaldo, United signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, so there was title talk before the season kicked off. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked after the Red Devils struggled, however, and Ralf Rangnick is now temporarily in charge.
The 63-year-old has two wins and two draws from his first four games as interim manager, so it’s been a decent start. But United are too far away from City in the league to stand a chance of winning the title. They’re also at risk of missing out on Champions League football next season which would hamper the calibre of talent they’re able to bring into Old Trafford.
El Nacional say Rangnick plans a summer spending spree to keep Ronaldo at the club next season, but it’s no surprise he’s considering a move away given how short United have fallen of their expectations. It remains to be seen where the 6ft 1in Portuguese international would go, but he’s not going to be short of offers.
Ronaldo boasts 13 goals with two assists in 20 games across the board this season, so he’s still firing on all cylinders even if his teammates aren’t. If the Red Devils continue to struggle, El Nacional believe an exit is on the cards.