Fabrizio Romano Gives An Update On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future At Manchester United. Transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United. The 37-year-old returned to the Red Devils from Juventus last summer for a fee that might reach £20 million. He made an immediate impact with a fantastic debut double against Newcastle United.
The excitement of his homecoming was quickly overshadowed by the reality of how far the Old Trafford team had fallen since his previous spell.
Manchester United has exited both cup competitions and is now six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the race for UEFA Champions League participation.
There have been whispers that he may leave if United fails to qualify for the Champions League if they do not finish in the top four in the Premier League.
However, Romano has provided an update, stating that there is a sense of patience over the future of the Portuguese star.
“Cristiano knows he can’t play 38 games in the league and then play in the Europa League and these types of competitions every week. He knows that Manchester United needs another striker, that he can’t be the only one.”
“Of course, Cristiano wants to feel important, always. But it doesn’t mean you play every single game. He knows that there are injuries, there are problems. There are many different points when it’s about a top club like Manchester United.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is waiting for #mufc to decide on the manager and the next steps before deciding his future. He is aware another striker is needed and he will be unable to play every game. [@FabrizioRomano, United Stand YT]
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) April 11, 2022
“I don’t think it’s going to be a problem of competition. It’s not going to be a problem if United signs another striker, Cristiano won’t be happy and wants to leave the club… it’s about the project. Ronaldo wants to know what’s happening at United before saying: let’s continue together or no I’m going to leave.”
Darwin Nunez, according to Romano, is one striker who the team has already heard out. This season, the 22-year-old Uruguayan striker has been in incredible goal-scoring form for the Primeira Liga club.
He has 24 league goals and five UEFA Champions League goals in 24 outings. He recently scored against Liverpool, United’s bitter rivals.
He might be an alternative for his Uruguayan compatriot Edinson Cavani, whose contract at Old Trafford is set to expire this summer.