The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford was announced with great fanfare, and greatly excited the fans of the ‘red devils’. However, the reality of the team remains the same as in previous years and, far from winning the Premier League, the Portuguese would have set an ultimatum not to leave the institution.
According to the British newspaper ‘The Sun’, the representatives of ‘CR7’ would have met with the directors of United to inform them that, in the event that the team does not finish in the top positions and qualify for the next Champions League, the star, with a past at Real Madrid and Juventus, will not continue at the club.
Richard Arnold, the club’s new chief executive, was one of those who expressed concern about the poor performance of the team, which currently has it in seventh place with 32 points, even outside the Europa League.
Ronaldo’s numbers speak for themselves: 14 goals and three assists in 22 appearances this season. The Portuguese recently said that he could see himself playing until he was 40 years old, but if the ‘red devils’ do not raise their heads, he would spend the last years of his career wearing another shirt.