Man United have NO desire to sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have NO desire to sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo and fully expect his return next season amid reports that his agent Jorge Mendes met with Bayern Munich and Chelsea to discuss his Old Trafford exit

  • The Red Devils are fully confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Old Trafford
  • Man United have no plans to sell him despite links to Chelsea and Bayern Munich
  • It is believed Jorge Mendes met with new Chelsea chief Todd Boehly last week  
  • The star forward is reportedly frustrated by the club’s lack of transfer activity 
  • Ronaldo scored 18 goals in 30 Premier League appearances last campaign

Manchester United want and fully expect Cristiano Ronaldo to be with them for next season.

The Old Trafford club have no desire to sell the 37-year-old despite the fact he is understood to be frustrated at their lack of progress and his agent Jorge Mendes meeting clubs such as Chelsea and Bayern Munich over the past week to test the demand in the market.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals last season and, though he has been criticised for being unable to sustain a pressing game, still sets a high example to the players around him at United.

Manchester United have no desire to sell star forward Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of next season

He is known to have been deeply disappointed by last season and the decisions taken by United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure last November. 

The Portuguese superstar still cares deeply about the club and wanted it to take bigger and quicker strides forward. Instead progress was hindered by the interim appointment of Ralf Rangnick and subsequent divisions within the dressing room.

Erik Ten Hag wants to play an attacking style and sees Ronaldo playing a key role despite the fact he is looking to bring in another forward and lower the age of the squad.

Sportsmail reported how Ronaldo was offered to Bayern Munich by Mendes but the Bundesliga side had no interest. 

The 37-year-old posted pictures on social media of him training at Real Mallorca on Friday

Indeed, asked about the prospect of such a deal, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career. However, the rumour that is circulating is a rumour that has no truth in it.’

Mendes spoke to Chelsea’s Todd Boehly in Portugal this week to discuss a variety of players with the Stamford Bridge club keen to add defenders as well as a forward.

United are well aware of the meetings taking place but have no wish to sell while they are also trying to focus on getting number one target Frenkie de Jong over the line.

Ronaldo’s super agent Jorge Mendes reportedly met with Chelsea chief Todd Boehly last week

More productive talks were held with Barcelona over a deal de Jong yesterday as they look to close the gap in valuation.

Barcelona want to recoup the £73m they paid for De Jong but it is understood could be prepared to accept a basic £51.5m plus add-ons to get to the desired figure.

United are waiting on Christian Eriksen’s decision over whether to accept their contract offer and have interest in Ajax players including Antony, Lisandro Martinez and left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. 

Manchester United have yet to finalise deals for targets Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen

But, in order to lure new assets, the club would need to sell some of their fringe players first with Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams and potentially Alex Telles among them.

United also want a goalkeeper to compete with Tom Heaton and David de Gea after allowing Dean Henderson to join Nottingham Forest. 

Watford’s Daniel Bachmann has been discussed but the Championship club understandably wanted a fee as the 27-year-old has two years left on contract.

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