Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to stay at Manchester United beyond this summer, according to reports in Spain. United’s nightmare campaign has left the 37-year-old in doubt but he intends to fulfill the remainder of his two-year contract at Old Trafford.
According to AS, Ronaldo will stick to the remaining 12 months of the two-year deal he signed in his sensational comeback last summer. The striker had been widely tipped to leave the club at the end of the current campaign if United failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Portuguese star is now convinced United have made the right choice of ‘the next manager’. He also indicates he believes Ralf Rangnick’s successor will receive reinforcements to help him challenge for the 2022/23 Premier League and Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be the favorite for the job, followed by Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is also a possible lead for United.
Ralf Rangnick’s side haven’t won a trophy since 2017, and this season will likely be the Portugal international’s first without a trophy for 12 years.
While Ronaldo seemed ready to leave, the latter would have changed his mind. He is currently the club’s top scorer with 18 goals since his return.
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League, one point behind Arsenal, but having played two fewer games than the Gunners.