By Adegboye Oluwadunsin
Five time Ballon D’or winner, Christiano Ronaldo returned to United a year ago for a second spell at Old Trafford scoring 18 goals in 30 league appearances, but the team placed sixth in the Premier League and did not qualify for UEFA Champions league.
Ronaldo, 37, has a contract with United until June 2023, with an option to extend it for a further year, but has now asked to be transferred with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Napoli interested in the Portuguese star according to various sources.
According to ESPN, United have informed Ronaldo that he is not available for transfer this summer and that they expect him to see the remainder of his contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo also made it clear he will not return to Manchester United with the other international players today due to family reasons according to reports.
Ronaldo first joined United from Portuguese side Sporting CP in 2003 where he played under Sir Alex Ferguson.
He scored 118 goals in 292 games before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009, where he remained until joining Juventus in 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo finished as Manchester United’s top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions at Old Trafford at this concluded season.
Ronaldo failed to win the Champions League with Juventus, but he lifted the trophy with United in 2008 and four times with Real Madrid.
The former Real Madrid star is the highest goal scorer in Champions Leagues history with 141 goals. Ronaldo is also men’s world-record holder for most goals scored (117) on International duty.