Manchester United expect Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club in the winter, writes Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg. The management of the “Red Devils” wants to ensure peace of mind for the manager Eric ten Haag, which is why he wants to part with the Portuguese.
The striker wanted to leave Old Trafford already in the summer, but then he wanted to move to a club that participated in the Champions League. He was offered by his agent Jorge Mendes to Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Napoli, but none of these clubs wanted to sign the veteran or could afford to pay his wages.
X News #Ronaldo: Within the club they expect him to leave #MUFC in winter. Bosses want to strengthen Ten Hag & want to ensure tranquility. The search for successors is already underway (Choupo-Moting and others). A return to #SportingCP should be an option. @SkySportDE 🇵🇹
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 8, 2022
Now an option for Ronaldo is a return to his native Sporting Lisbon, adds Plettenberg.
Manchester United are already actively looking for a replacement for the Portuguese. One option is Bayern striker Erik Maxime Choupo-Moting.