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.
Ronaldo signed a two-year deal with the option of an extra year when he returned to Manchester United for his second spell in August 2021. Manchester United won the race to sign him ahead of city rivals Manchester City. The Portuguese international has one year left on his United contract. He was determined to see out the final year of his Manchester United contract at the start of this summer's transfer window, but he has doubts now with the lack of transfer activity at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo doubts that the necessary changes needed to be carried out on the playing squad at Old Trafford won't take place as expected.
Manchester United will resume pre-season training on Monday and at least one new player is not expected at the club between now and then. Cristiano Ronaldo and the other players who featured for their respective countries during the international break earlier this month have been given an extended holiday. To this effect, they won't be reporting for pre-season duty at the start of next week.
Ronaldo is keen to see Manchester United improve on their sixth-placed finish during the latest league season. If he stays for the final year of his contract at the club, he won’t be playing Champions League football for the first time in almost two decades.