RONALDO SET FOR BENCH ROLE AGAIN

Portugal international attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to start on the bench again for Manchester United ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Thursday night. The former Real Madrid and Juventus star has been benched in each of the last two Manchester United games which ended positively for the club.

SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN UNITED: 5 PRE-MATCH QUESTIONS, RONALDO INVOLVEMENT

Manchester United’s season got up and running on Monday as they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford, to register Erik ten Hag’s first points as manager. Now it’s a quick turnaround for the Red Devils, who face Southampton on Saturday in the first Premier League game of the weekend. The Saints also picked up a first win of the campaign last weekend, beating Leicester City 2-1, meaning both sides should head into the clash at St Mary’s with renewed confidence.

SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN UNITED: 5 PRE-MATCH QUESTIONS, RONALDO INVOLVEMENT

Manchester United’s season got up and running on Monday as they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford, to register Erik ten Hag’s first points as manager. Now it’s a quick turnaround for the Red Devils, who face Southampton on Saturday in the first Premier League game of the weekend. The Saints also picked up a first win of the campaign last weekend, beating Leicester City 2-1, meaning both sides should head into the clash at St Mary’s with renewed confidence.

FOUR CLUBS THAT HAVE REJECTED MAN UTD WANTAWAY STAR CRISTIANO RONALDO

After Borussia Dortmund gave a resounding 'no' when asked whether Cristiano Ronaldo would be joining the side, we've taken a look at the other sides to announce they have no interest Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for an exit - but at present, he's struggling to find a way out of Manchester United. The Portugal international is reportedly vying for a way out of Old Trafford but so far he's come up short. There have been plenty of major clubs linked - the veteran attacker is after Champions League football by most accounts. As such, we thought we would take a look at some of those teams and dig into just what happened.

UNITED INSIST RONALDO WON'T LEAVE – REPORT

Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are still adamant that Cristiano Ronaldo is not available for a transfer. This is according to the report from the stables of English publication Daily Telegraph which claimed that United officials have refused to budge from their position that Ronaldo is not for sale. It was reported that progress was not made on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United with the player keen to leave the club this summer for Champions League football.

MARTIAL TO STAY AT UNITED – REPORTS

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial will reportedly stay at the Premier League club beyond this summer after impressing for the three-time European champions in pre-season football this summer. Martial has been one of the best players for Manchester Unitedin pre-season till date and several media reports have claimed that new manager Erik Ten Hag wants him to stay at the club. The specific report from the Daily Mail claimed thatDutchman Ten Hag is keen to retain the services of Martial who spent the second half of last season at Spanish La Liga club Sevilla as a loanee.

UNITED: RONALDO CONCERNED OVER TRANSFER STRATEGY

Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned over the transfer strategy at the club this summer. The five-time Ballond'or winner is said to be worried with the lack of quality signings at the Theatre of Dreams. Journalist Manu Sainz of Spanish newspaper AS is close to Jorge Mendes and he has reported that the 37-year-old is unhappy with the current situation at the club and that their rivals are pulling away with quality signings this summer. Mendes is a close ally and agent of Cristiano Ronaldo.

TWO REASONS WHY RONALDO SHOULD JOIN BAYERN MUNICH

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player of all-time but at 37 time is running out for the Portuguese at the highest level of football. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United in the summer last season, after leaving Juventus, hasn’t worked out in the manner he would have expected. Despite being the team’s top goal-scorer, 18, Ronaldo couldn’t help The Reds qualify for the Champions League next season as they barely finished in sixth place.

RONALDO BAGS PFA PLAYER AWARD

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the PFA Player of the Month for April 2022 ahead of seven other nominees. The Manchester United talisman won the award after scoring five goals in the month under review. He was able to win his sixth PFA Player of the Month award thus moving within one of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

G/A NUMBERS SHOW UNITED STARS' FAILURE TO CONNECT WITH RONALDO

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 22nd goal of the season for Manchester United, his 16th in the Premier League this season. The strike at the weekend took his career goals in Premier League up to 100, and for this, Manchester United’s club website did a break down of the teammates who provided him the most assists. These were Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs, with eight each. 13 of Ronaldo’s 100 goals were penalties, with 12 free-kicks.

What the breakdown also showed, is that Ronaldo’s current United teammates have failed to find a winning connection with the iconic number 7.

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