The season has not started off ideally for Manchester United. Despite the summer signings and the immediate performance that Cristiano Ronaldo is offering, the Red Devils are sixth in the Premier League and already have access to the Champions League within five points. The latest defeats against Liverpool (0-5) and Manchester City (0-2) have set off the alarms regarding the future of Solskjaer, but above all it is the long term that worries most at the Old Trafford club.
As published by the Express, Cristiano Ronaldo will not accept to play in the Europa League next season. The Portuguese has already scored nine goals in 13 games, five of them in the Champions League, and “it is not ruled out that he asks to leave at the end of this season if United is caught in the second European club competition”, a tournament that by the way has never played. His return to the Red Devils it was news of impact for the club, but it has not translated into sporting successes for the entity, so Cristiano could look for a new destination to finish his career. Furthermore, as the British tabloid reports, Manchester United is an “unrecognizable club” compared to the one he left in 2009 for Real Madrid.
One of his former teammates, Rio Ferdinand, recently expressed what it would mean for Cristiano Ronaldo to play in the second European competition: “I think he would see the Europa League as a stain on his resume. I don’t know if in the history of football there has been someone more decisive than him. He is always thinking in small percentages, small details, because he knows that at the end of his career he has to take care of the most. His mentality is unmatched, “he said in The Athletic.
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