After chatting with the striker this week, controversial journalist Piers Morgan revealed that it is “very improbable” that Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again.
After a dismal season for the Red Devils, the Portuguese star, who had only recently returned to Old Trafford, informed the club that he would be leaving if they received a suitable offer this summer.
Since then, the 37-year-old has not traveled with the team on their preseason tour of Thailand and Australia, and Morgan thinks he has “mentally moved on” from United.
“I’ve been in touch quite a bit over the past week.” I firmly believe that Cristiano Ronaldo playing another match for Manchester United is quite unlikely. I simply believe that he has mentally moved on, Morgan told talkSPORT.
If you’re him and your career is winding down but you still want to win significant awards, you have to do the math. Will I complete it if I remain with United?
Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘higly unlikely’ to play for Man.United again and has ‘mentally moved on’, says Piers Morgan after speaking with him
“I believe he believes the club’s top-down organizational structure is incorrect.” It’s not a criticism of the new manager [Erik ten Hag], whom he respects greatly; rather, it’s a true reflection of where United are at the moment.
“It’s up to him to express his feelings,” I said, “but if you’re asking, I don’t think he’ll stay at Manchester United.”
Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and PSG have all so far declined the chance to make a move for him in recent days.
His transfer to Atletico Madrid has been rumored, but given his history with the Spanish team’s cross-city rivals and former club, Real Madrid, it may be problematic.
Ronaldo may end up somewhere surprising, according to Morgan, who also admitted that he is still trying to get Ronaldo to sign with the team he supports, Arsenal.
“I think he could wind up somewhere extremely unanticipated,” Morgan concluded.
I’m doing everything in my power to try and convince him to come to Arsenal, so Arsenal supporters who are listening should be aware of that.
In addition, he was set to sign with Arsenal as an 18-year-old under Arsene Wenger when, at the eleventh hour, he destroyed United in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon, forcing Ferguson to stay until he signed him.
I think he would be returning home!
Why not put him up front alongside Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, who would make a terrific forward line for us?