The desire of Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window has been dashed by the rejection of the notion that he could be going to Sporting Lisbon.
The most recent remarks of Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim, who is not optimistic a deal can be done, have hurt Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to depart Manchester United as soon as possible.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is believed to have preferred a reunion with his childhood club to round out a spectacular club career, but Sporting manager Ruben Amorim is skeptical that a deal can be reached.
This is despite the fact that United are apparently eager to unload the unemployed striker before he causes more trouble in the locker room at Old Trafford.
His refusal to come off the bench during the last minutes of last week’s victory over Tottenham has already earned him one punishment from manager Erik ten Hag this month, who temporarily banned him from the first team fold for training and the recent 1-1 draw away at Chelsea.
To make matters worse, Ronaldo raced down the Old Trafford tunnel minutes before the full-time whistle had been blown after making it clear to his boss that he had no intention of complying with instructions and going on.
Some might wonder why Sporting would desire a situation like that in their own locker room, but if Amorim’s comments are any indication, he won’t be experiencing Ten Hag’s problems anytime soon.
Ronaldo is a member of Manchester United, the Sporting manager told reporters. Even if we lack the funds to pay Cristiano’s salary, everyone at Sporting wishes for his return.
It is true that the captain of Portugal earns an unbelievable salary at Old Trafford and is thought to be the highest paid player in the Premier League.
The cost is presently not proving to be worthwhile from United’s perspective, since Ten Hag seems hesitant to even start Ronaldo in the most crucial games.
In light of this, Sky Sports recently questioned the United manager about the amount of game time he has given the Red Devils’ number seven.
With Ten Hag’s rotation, Ronaldo is undeniably no longer necessary for United in the long run.