Cristiano Ronaldo is Not Playing in United vs. Atletico Friendly While his Future is Uncertain

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The future of the 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is becoming more and more uncertain at Manchester United.

Ronaldo is not Part of the 21-man Squad for Friendlies

The latest reports from Manchester United are not favorable for Cristiano Ronaldo, as the player is not participating in the upcoming friendlies. The friendlies are reportedly being held in Oslo against the Spanish side this weekend.

As the 21-man squad travels to Oslo to participate in the friendly matches, Ronaldo stays back to improve his fitness. The squad traveling to Oslo even includes Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez, the newly signed players.

Ronaldo and his Agent Hold Meetings with United

Sources claim that Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, and the player himself were holding meetings with Manchester United. It is being claimed that the meetings took place on Tuesday at Carrington.

Even after so many meetings and interactions between the club and Ronaldo’s side, things are not concluding. Both sides do not seem to be coming to any term, which is why Ronaldo has not been able to leave the club.

According to Ronaldo’s agent, the 37-year-old is determined to make a difference with his presence on a team. For this purpose, he wants to leave Manchester United and join a club that has the tendency to win major trophies.

On multiple occasions, Ronaldo has shared his intentions that he wants to continue playing, and continue winning major trophies and the Champions League. The player is adamant that he wants to win trophies and titles but Manchester United is currently not capable of making it happen.

Manchester United Wants Ronaldo to Stay

According to Manchester United and its manager, Erik ten Hag, they do not want Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club. The club has even claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is currently training with them but he did miss Australia and Thailand’s pre-season tour.

Cristiano Ronaldo had informed that it was due to his family reasons that he was not able to join them for the pre-season tour.

Options Getting Limited for Cristiano Ronaldo

For now, the situation seems to be going against the 37-year-old player. This is because the options for Cristiano Ronaldo are getting limited. Initially, there were confirmed reports that Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea were interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the clubs have passed the opportunity and have made it official that they will not be signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have made it official that they will not pursue Cristiano Ronaldo anymore.

Possible Move to Atletico Madrid

Despite Atletico Madrid making it official that they do not want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, it is being predicted that the club might drop a huge bomb on their fans with Cristiano Ronaldo’s acquisition.

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