Cristiano Ronaldo could remain at Manchester United as the Portuguese international runs out of options for a move to Old Trafford this summer, with Chelsea recently pulling out of any deal.

Ronaldo missed out on the United States’ tour of Australia as he mulls a move away from Old Trafford.

United will play Europa League football next season – something Ronaldo has never done in his senior career – and the 37-year-old wants to leave United as he pursues Champions League football.

Reports suggest that Ronaldo has the option of a bigger deal on the table from Saudi Arabia, but it’s a deal that doesn’t appeal to the star.

‘Ronaldo lacks options’

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“As we have seen on Instagram, Ronaldo has been healthy, so there is no concern from Manchester United about his fitness or his body; he is one of the strongest players in world football.

“At the end, Ronaldo said he wanted to leave Old Trafford, but he is missing, and it looks like he has to stay.

“Maybe he will try to change the way the 25% cut in his contract is removed by United, maybe he wants to make new contracts, we have to wait and see. But it doesn’t look like Stamford Bridge is on his cards.”

Ronaldo’s status at Man Utd has not changed

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Manchester United’s views on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future have not changed.

The club are willing to listen to Ronaldo’s demands this summer, Sky Sports News understands, but the club’s views are still not sold.

Erik ten Hag said in Bangkok that Ronaldo, who has a year left on his contract at United, is in his sights for next season and hopes to stay at the club.

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Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and is in his thoughts for the upcoming season.

“We are preparing Cristiano Ronaldo this season and that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want to do well together.

“He is not with us and it is because of personal matters. I spoke to him before the story came. I spoke to him and we had a good conversation. This is between Cristiano and me. What I can confirm is that we had a relationship. A very good conversation. I did not speak to him after (the story).

And when he arrived in Melbourne, Ten Hag refused to comment on Ronaldo’s future.

“We said it and nothing has changed,” the Dutchman said ahead of Friday’s friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory at the MCG.

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has not denied that Cristiano Ronaldo or Robert Lewandowski are not interested.

‘Saudi offers do not match Ronaldo’s plans’

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance to score against West Ham United (AP)
Ronaldo has reportedly received a large sum of money to move to Saudi Arabia

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“Chelsea have withdrawn from the contract for Ronaldo, as have Bayern Munich, Napoli and many other top clubs that Jorge Mendes, who is Ronaldo’s agent, have tried to sell him to.

“Saudi Arabia’s offer is stellar, but it doesn’t give Cristiano Ronaldo what he wants, which is his legacy. He wants to achieve Champions League records that he thinks no one can achieve in the future.

“He wants to sign at the highest level.

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“Now, it seems he has to stay at Manchester United because nobody is biting at the big clubs.

“Everyone has their players, and Chelsea, which is the only club that seems to be able to follow what Cristiano Ronaldo has given from the pitch because we were told that Mendes, being in front of these clubs, prioritizes numbers in terms of media attention, the support he gets, the commercial value of his shirt sales and things like that.

“But even though they say it is not part of their plans, their goal is to strengthen security.

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“So, that leaves Ronaldo with a lot of options. We know he wants to compete at the highest level so if he goes to Saudi Arabia that goes against everything he’s said and everything we know about him and his career.

“Manchester United is always calm and relaxed. They insisted that they are not for sale, and they will see the last year of his contract. How they will do this in the future we will see, but Ronaldo is becoming fit. , so he has no problems or problems or fears to explain the situation before the season.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s trip to Thailand and Australia to kick off the season, as he wants to leave the club.

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Erik ten Hag insists Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale
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Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game as Manchester United manager will be against Brighton at Old Trafford, live. Sky Sportson Super Sunday to open the 2022/23 season.

After meeting Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Sunday, August 7th, continue Sky Sports, United travel to Brentford in the second leg of the game before taking on rivals Liverpool in the first leg on August 22, live on Sky Sports.

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