Cristiano Ronaldo ‘could QUIT Man United this summer if their form doesn’t improve with PSG, Bayern Munich and a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Roma possible options’ for the Portuguese star
- Cristiano Ronaldo could cut short his Manchester United return a year early
- Reports say he may leave this summer if they don’t make Champions League
- Ralf Rangnick’s team face a battle to finish in the Premier League top four
- Ronaldo, 37, is on his longest club goal drought since 2008/09 amid slump
- PSG, Bayern Munich and Roma are reportedly monitoring Ronaldo’s situation
- Joining Roma would see Ronaldo reunited with ex-Real Madrid boss Mourinho
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is attracting the interest of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Roma’ should he quit Manchester United this summer.
The Portuguese star’s romantic return to Old Trafford hasn’t quite gone to plan with United unlikely to win anything this season and facing a battle to finish in the top four.
37-year-old Ronaldo has been linked with a move away this summer if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United this summer amid a slump in their form
The Portuguese star has often cut a frustrated figure since returning to Old Trafford last year
Now, The Sun report that his agent Jorge Mendes held talks with United chief Richard Arnold over the team’s inconsistent form.
And they say there would be no shortage of interest in signing the £500,000-a-week star, with PSG the most likely option but a reunion with ex-Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho at Roma an intriguing possibility.
The Sun quote a source as saying: ‘Ronaldo is really torn about his future. He would love nothing more than to win trophies at United, but at the moment that seems like it’s going to be a struggle.
‘He doesn’t want to spend the last couple of years of his stellar career in mid-table.
‘Some big clubs are monitoring the situation and have put the feelers out already.’
Ronaldo could be reunited with his former boss at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, at Roma
Mourinho and Ronaldo won silverware together but also had an often fractious relationship
Ronaldo left Juventus and returned to United back in August, signing a two-year contract that could now be curtailed a year early.
Under the interim charge of Ralf Rangnick, United are currently fifth in the Premier League table, just one point behind West Ham in the final Champions League position.
But they have failed to hang on to a lead in their last three outings – the FA Cup fourth round tie with Middlesbrough, which they ultimately lost on penalties, and the league games with Burnley and Southampton, both 1-1 draws.
Ronaldo played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013, winning the LaLiga title and the Spanish Cup during that time. But their relationship was fractious at times.
Ronaldo is on his longest club goal drought since the 2008-09 season after six without scoring
Mourinho’s current club Roma are seventh in Serie A at present and unlikely to make the Champions League on current form.
PSG would appear to be the most likely option, with Bayern not usually paying such high salaries.
If Kylian Mbappe moves to Real Madrid, it could lead to Ronaldo playing alongside Lionel Messi at the Parc des Princes.
In the meantime, Ronaldo will aim to end his longest goal drought at club level since the 2008-09 campaign – now six games – when United host Brighton on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo is United’s leading scorer this season, however, with 14 goals.