“Terrible Timing” – Twitter Reacts As Cristiano Ronaldo Asks To Leave Manchester United

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with Marcus Rashford.

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Manchester United made significant headway in the transfer market this week, as they agreed a deal in principle to sign Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord, and reached a broad agreement with Barcelona over Frenkie de Jong’s fee.

However, John Murtough and his recruitment staff’s task to bolster Erik ten Hag’s squad became a lot harder over the weekend, as Cristiano Ronaldo asked to be allowed to leave United should the club receive a satisfactory offer this summer.

As per The Times, his decision is driven by a desire to play in the Champions League.

The 37-year-old believes he has only few more years left at the highest level of the game and wants to move to a club where he has a more realistic chance of adding to his trophy cabinet.


Bayern Munich, Napoli and Chelsea are understood to be monitoring the situation. Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met with Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, and discussed the idea of him moving to Stamford Bridge.

As things stand, the Red Devils maintain that Ronaldo isn’t going anywhere, but are unlikely to keep the forward against his will.

Additionally, the former Real Madrid man is the highest paid player in the league and his exit would help United bring in more players for Ten Hag.