Manchester United manager says he had a “good talk” with Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portuguese deciding his future

Ronaldo skipped the club’s return to pre-season training at Carrington, and his absence from the tour fueled rumours about his future.

Cristiano Ronaldo will meet with Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, on Tuesday to talk about his future with the team.

The 37-year-old Portuguese forward was absent from United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to personal matters. He wants to leave the club this summer. He has returned to Manchester but has not yet trained with the team. Earlier, Ten Hag had told me that Ronaldo is in United’s plans and is “not for sale”.

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Last season, Ronaldo joined United again after spending time with Real Madrid and Juventus. After the tour, Ten Hag claimed he spoke with Ronaldo, who explained, “I had a good talk,” as reported by BBC Sport. He further said, “That is between Cristiano and me”. The manager of the Red Devil made sure that he had some positive discussions with the player from Portugal.

Ronaldo skipped the club’s return to pre-season training at Carrington, and his absence from the tour fueled rumours about his future. Instead, he practised at the headquarters of the Portuguese national team. He has one year and one extra year left on his contract with United and will play in the Europa League for the first time after United’s sixth-place result in the Premier League prevented them from qualifying for the Champions League.