The Portuguese captain joined United again a year ago for a second term at Old Trafford, scoring 18 goals in 30 league games, but the squad ended sixth in the Premier League and missed out on the premier European club tournament for the upcoming season.
Ronaldo, who is 37 and under contract with the Red Devils through June 2023 with a one-year extension option, has requested to be moved.
According to sources who spoke to ESPN, United has informed Ronaldo that he is not available for transfer this summer and that they anticipate him to sign a contract extension.
ESPN has learned that several clubs, including Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Napoli, are interested in signing Ronaldo.
The former Real Madrid great feels he needs the motivation of competing in the Champions League in the final phase of his career, despite his expressed respect and affection for United and their supporters. According to reports, Ronaldo believes that participating in the Champions League and winning significant trophies are crucial.
Erik ten Hag, the head coach of Ajax, has been named by United to succeed interim coach Ralf Rangnick. When ten Hag was introduced last month, he stated that Ronaldo was a part of his plans for the upcoming season.
In 2003, Ronaldo moved from Sporting CP of Portugal to United.
Before departing for Real Madrid in 2009, where he stayed until joining Juventus in 2018, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
During his three seasons with the Turin powerhouse Juve, Ronaldo was unable to win the Champions League, but he did so with United in 2008 and four times with Real Madrid. In his final two seasons in Turin, he led all Serie A goal scorers with 101 goals in 134 games.
32 titles have been won in the career of the former Real Madrid player, including five Champions Leagues and seven league championships.
He led Portugal to victory at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2019 UEFA Nations League.
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, holds the male world record for most goals scored in international competition (117).
Later this year, he will lead Portugal in the World Cup.
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