Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is at the center of a medium storm after what happened in the last friendly match played by the British club at Old Trafford. On Sunday 31 July Manchester United faced Rayo Vallecano in the last pre-season friendly before the start of the Premier League.
The Portuguese started in the starting position, but at the end of the first half he was replaced with Amad Diallo. Ronaldo was photographed leaving Old Trafford early at half-time, accompanied by Diogo Dalot. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United to play for a club that will play in the next Champions League.
Erik Ten Hag, manager of the British club, said: "I will not let what happened, we are a team and he had to stay with us until the end. He was not the only player to leave after half-time, I think it is a gesture. unacceptable, for everyone."
The club's official version is that CR7 and the others had permission. The coach, who before the friendly had asked the whole team to come to have lunch together and continue his attempt to create a group, has other ideas.
According to the Telegraph, Ten Hag has already followed up on his words, treating the issue as an internal disciplinary problem. The professional and human relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United is practically over, as happened by leaving Juventus three days after the closing of the transfer market last season.
The Portuguese star is experiencing an unexciting moment in his immense career. The case follows weeks of tension, with CR7 sending the club his request to be let go to a Champions League team at the beginning of July and skipping their early-season tour in Thailand and Australia for family reasons.
Ever since Ronaldo's willingness to change air was leaked, Ten Hag and United have always said that the Portuguese is not for sale and that he is an integral part of the new manager's plans. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG, Chelsea and lastly Atletico Madrid have pulled back.
The track of a return to Sporting is not practicable, that of Naples which the English press continues to talk about is unsustainable.