David Ornstein has confirmed that Manchester United didn’t turn down any offers for Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer despite regularly saying the forward isn’t for sale.
Man United resigned Ronaldo from Juventus last summer and the 37-year-old quickly won the hearts of many after finishing the season with 24 goals in all competitions.
This season, he’s been far from his best as he has only managed two goals in all competitions so far.
Erik ten Hag has limited the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to substitute appearances and has left him on the bench twice this season so far.
Manchester United won their home game 2-0 against Tottenham on Wednesday in the Premier League without the help of the Portuguese international, to which the 37-year-old reacted unprofessionally.
The Dutchman reportedly wanted to bring him on against Spurs but Ronaldo refused and stormed down the tunnel as the game was approaching injury time.
Ten Hag has reacted by suspending Cristiano Ronaldo from the Manchester United first team. The punishment also includes that Ronaldo won’t train with the first team for three days, which has obviously ruled him out of this weekend’s trip to Chelsea.
Ronaldo’s fans took to social media to criticise Erik ten Hag for ‘disrespecting’ Cristiano Ronaldo, with some fans questioning Ten Hag’s decision to block Ronaldo’s move over the summer and still not feature him in United games.
That has sparked ideas, with Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand stating the same thing as Ronaldo’s fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo was keen on leaving Man United for a Champions League club over the summer but failed in his attempt to do so as no UCL team wanted his services and had to stay put at the Theatre of Dreams.
Now, The Athletic journalist, David Ornstein, has cleared the fuss, insisting that Man United DID NOT receive any offer for Cristiano Ronaldo as the Red Devils would have done business had a team shown interest.
According to ESPN, Ronaldo’s relationship with Erik ten Hag has reached breaking point and the forward is keen on leaving, with the Dutchman happy to let him go.
Manchester United supported Erik ten Hag’s decision to suspend Ronaldo from the squad and MEN are reporting that the Red Devils have fined the former Juventus forward two weeks of salary.