Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United deny striker termination plans amid ongoing scrutiny | football news

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United remains under scrutiny but the club have denied speculation that his contract will be terminated.

The 37-year-old has 12 months left on his current contract with an option for a further year.

Manchester United’s official response is that the Portugal international is not for sale. A club spokesman said: “There is no change in the club’s position”.

Sky sports news understands Ronaldo would love to leave Old Trafford for Champions League football.

Ronaldo looked frustrated in United’s 4-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday, which saw Erik ten Hag’s side bottom in the Premier League.

‘Appalled’ Ten Hag orders United for extra run

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Ten Hag ordered the United players to extra training on Sunday and wanted them to run 13.8km during training because the Brentford players ran so much further than them in Saturday’s defeat. (109.4 km to United’s 95.6 km).

It was believed Ten Hag was appalled by United’s performance and made it clear to the squad that they have let down everyone connected with the club.

He stressed that it is non-negotiable that players walk through walls when playing for United.

The feeling at the higher levels of the club is that even with an immediate overhaul of recruitment policies, it could be up to five years before the club compete again for the Premier League and Champions League.

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Austria international Kalajdzic has entered the final year of his contract and is said to be one of a number of strikers United are eyeing.

Austria coach and former United interim manager Ralf Rangnick said Kalajdzic’s development would not be harmed if he stayed in Stuttgart.

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At 25, however, the player feels that the time has come for a new challenge.

United are yet to find an agreement on personal terms with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The clubs have a deal in principle worth £15m but there is still work to be done.

Rabiot, who joined Juventus as a free agent in the summer of 2019, is in the final year of his contract and has fallen out of favor with the Italian giants.

Sky sports news Ten Hag was told he is very interested in the player and that there is “full agreement” between the manager and the recruitment department on the signing.

Neville: Ronaldo’s situation needs to be clarified

Cristiano Ronaldo shouts to his teammates during the Manchester United game at Brentford

On the opening weekend of the Premier League season, Gary Neville urged Ronaldo to clarify his future:

“I’m a bit disappointed in him for letting the manager go to these press conferences. Cristiano Ronaldo is in a good age now. He was the greatest player in the world along with Lionel Messi for the last 10 years. He has everything.” the experience in the world.

“Would it be too much to ask him to come out and do an interview to clear things up, tell us what he’s actually thinking and what’s actually happening?

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“I think that would be a start. So I’m disappointed because we don’t have that clarity and the reason Ten Hag gets a little nervous in his press conference is because he’s being asked tough questions… Probably he’s not really telling us the truth because he can’t.

“The reality is that if a Champions League club comes in for Cristiano Ronaldo in the next two weeks, I think we know he wants to make that move.”

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“There is also a bigger cause for me because I want his career at Man Utd to end well. What he has achieved at club and what he has achieved in the game is too much to ask to encourage him over the next 12 months, encouraging the young players, being a leader on the pitch and doing the interviews when your team wins and if she loses.”

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