Cristiano Ronaldo is “driven” to assist Manchester United to have a great season after missing out on a deadline deal with AC Milan. The 37-year-old megastar let United know just how he felt about leaving this summer almost two months ago. But now that the transfer window is closed, he will undoubtedly be a Red Devil – at least through January. At the last minute, Ronaldo did have some optimism, and it came from San Siro.
Cristiano Ronaldo Decides To Remain In Manchester United
According to the MEN, there was speculation that Milan might try to sign the United icon if they lost Rafael Leao, who was expected to sign with Chelsea.
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Leao, a 23-year-old attacker who played for Portugal alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at the international level, was finally deemed too pricey for the Blues when AC placed a staggering £130 million price tag on his head.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been left without a bidder after being turned down by Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, and Napoli earlier in the window, and Milan no longer needs to prepare a successor as negotiations quickly came to an end. The Old Trafford legend is allegedly prepared to put in another season’s worth of work in Manchester, which should please Red Devils supporters.
According to Sky Sport Italia, despite his desire to keep his record as the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo has warmed to the notion of playing for United in the Europa League this season. La Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Italian newspaper added that the five-time Ballon d’Or champion is now ‘retired’ to stay put.
Unfortunately for Cristiano Ronaldo, Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag benched him for the third straight game on deadline day. With Marcus Rashford continuing to start up front and Cristiano Ronaldo being confined to a 26-minute cameo, United travelled to Leicester City and defeated them 3-0 to make it three wins in a row in Premier League games.
However, Ten Hag continues to insist that the former Real Madrid and Juventus talisman is still a part of his plans and has indicated that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted his dilemma. When questioned if the world’s best scorer could fit into his system, Ten Hag added: “The demands are defined by the game’s style. You can tell he has the skills because of his training. He’s a superb player, therefore I don’t need to explain why he will fit in. He can fit into any system or fashion because of his excellent qualities.”