Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to leave Manchester United was revealed at the beginning of July, and The Times insists the striker is desperate to leave.
Ronaldo’s goal is to play for a team that can offer him Champions League football, and while Manchester United cannot move to change that, the club has done everything possible to address the root of last season’s failure.
Manchester United are rebuilding pace, and have assembled a team with high quality individuals, who should be able to compete for trophies and be able to challenge for a top four position.
The change comes from new manager Erik ten Hag, who is driving change forward, and has been key to United’s summer transfer business.
United have confirmed the signing of CR7’s former Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro. It gives an impression where United are still able to attract the best players.
United then signed Antony to bolster Manchester United’s attack. This will provide real competition for places as well as providing extra speed in United’s attack.
Ronaldo will like what he sees with the arrival of these new players.
Another big change took place in the back line, with the presence of the new pairing of Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia already playing a key role. Harry Maguire was dropped, with extra responsibility given to Ronaldo’s former colleague Raphael Varane.
Manchester United suddenly look like a completely changed team, and this is important for Ronaldo to notice. It will be a motivating factor for him. Ronaldo needs to push himself to do everything he can, to be part of United’s rebuild.
Erik ten Hag and Manchester United have given the team an exciting new look, with real potential. There is a feeling among the fans that this group of players can really achieve something.
Ronaldo may feel ‘stuck’ at United now, but if he takes a chance, and looks around, he may reflect that he is exactly where he needs to be.
United have given him what he wanted all along. A manager of caliber, and a team with potential. Now he will have to work harder than ever to earn a starting spot up front and play a role in what could be a big year ahead.