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Cristiano Ronaldo’s future still in the air after intense week of rumours

by Joe Taylor

It has been a big week for Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United after the humiliating defeat at the hands of Brentford.

Throughout the summer, it has been reported that the legendary striker will be moving on in search of Champions League football.

The day after the 4-0 thrashing vs Brentford, it was widely reported that United are said to be considering terminating the 37-year-old’s contract.

It’s clear to see that the club wants to see a change in the striker’s attitude after a summer of rumours regarding his future.

Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff were said to be furious with the player and extremely tired of the circus that continues to surround Ronaldo.

As the players left the pitch after the match against Brentford, Man United’s assistant manager Steve McClaren told the striker to applaud the travelling fans but instead, he walked in the opposite direction.

On Monday, it was then reported by The Peoples Person that the manager is open to the idea of a United without Ronaldo.

It marked a complete shift in mentality from earlier in the summer, when the Dutchman was adamant about keeping the striker for the season.

Naturally, this provoked a flurry of reports linking strikers with a move to Old Trafford and to increasing speculation about Ronaldo’s potential departure.

Reports died down over the next couple of days as the squad took a day off from training after their scheduled break the day after the Brentford humiliation was moved to Monday.

However, late on Tuesday night, Ronaldo posted a cryptic message on Instagram that read that the truth will come out in just a couple of weeks’ time.

United fans have been wondering what this exactly means for Ronaldo’s future and whether it could potentially point to him leaving within this timeframe.

On Wednesday, The Peoples Person also reported that Joel Glazer is preventing the striker from leaving the club.

Many suitors have been linked with Ronaldo over the transfer window but with time running out, and several clubs distancing themselves from a move, it looks increasingly unlikely that the Portuguese star will continue his Champions League adventure this season.

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