Does he stay, or does he slip away?
Manchester United’s all-time star Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a big decision when the current season comes to an end.
The 37-year-old Portuguese will in all likelihood not play in the Champions League if he stays with The Red Devils, which will be the first time in 20 years.
Manchester United’s future coach Erik ten Hag, however, has a clear plan that Cristiano Ronaldo will also play in the red part of Manchester next season.
It writes The Telegraph.
The reputable British media writes that ten Hag as one of the first will take a talk with Ronaldo about the future and try to convince him to stay.
United’s Portuguese has contributed 24 goals in 37 games this season, and he has therefore proved to that extent that he can still perform at the highest level despite his age.
Ten Hag was supposed to be very impressed by the way Ronaldo has tried to carry the crisis-stricken United team, which the Dutchman would like to keep on the team.
After Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday, the camera filmed Ronaldo as he was on his way down to the locker room and here were several who thought he was saying ‘Not finished’ while pointing at himself.
However, this has not been confirmed subsequently.
One thing that is for sure is that there will be a major purge in the United squad when the Dutch manager takes over.
Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all have four contract expirations while Nemanja Matic has already announced that he will be leaving the club this summer.
Ten Hag must therefore go out and pick up a sea of new players for the coming season.