The last chance meeting went wrong between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United

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Manchester United and its supporters held their breath on Tuesday. Today was the decisive meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo (37) and the Mancunian management. On the program of this highly anticipated interview, the future of the Portuguese star. The equation is simple, he wants to leave the English club because he wants to play in the Champions League, while the Red Devils and their new coach Erik ten Hag want to keep him until the end of his contract in a year (or two). depending on the extension option).

Inevitably, the arrival of the fivefold Ballon d’Or was particularly immortalized by the photographers present near Carrington, the club’s training center. On the one hand because the press had been made aware of this meeting, but also because the player was returning after missing the internship in the United States. At the wheel of his shiny vehicle, he was accompanied by a certain Jorge Mendes. This presence also weighed in the minds of the leaders. This was interpreted as a declaration of intent to leave.

The positions do not move

They weren’t mistaken. According to the various media, this day of negotiations ended in an impasse. The position of the attacker remains the same. He still wants to leave, only the club has not changed its mind either and intends to keep him for the coming season. Erik ten Hag told him again and again that he was part of his plans. Even Sir Alex Ferguson attended this meeting, his mentor who brought him to England in 2003, then convinced him to return last summer.

This time, the voice of the historic Manchester United coach will not have weighed. The puzzle is difficult to solve. The Red Devils remain firm, Ronaldo too, even though very few options are available to him. Only Chelsea, Bayern and Atlético de Madrid would be ready to welcome him and satisfy this irresistible need to compete in the Champions League. Moreover, nothing has filtered on this subject regarding the slightly eccentric idea of ​​Manchester that we presented to you this morning, namely a one-year loan and then a return to the club.

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