LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo has denounced the “lies” surrounding reports about his future at Manchester United. The Portuguese striker missed United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia for personal reasons amid speculation he was leaving Old Trafford.
It has been reported that Ronaldo wants to play Champions League football, but United maintain the 37-year-old is not for sale and is an integral part of new boss Erik ten Hag’s plans.
The former Real Madrid star played the full 90 minutes in United’s 4-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday which left them bottom of the table. premier league.
In a response to a fan account on Instagram referring to a report linking the United frontman to Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo said fans would “know the truth” in a few weeks, adding: “The media lie”.
“I have a notebook and in the last 100 months that I’ve done, only five were right. Imagine how it is. Stick to that advice.”
Manchester United will look to kick off their Premier League campaign by hosting fierce rivals Liverpool on Monday.
United owners, the Glazer family, have come under fire after the team’s terrible start.
Former United defender Gary Neville has warned the club could end up in the bottom half of the Premier League if they don’t address their “horror” recruitment strategy.
Manchester United supporters group The 1958 are planning a protest march outside Old Trafford against the club’s owners ahead of the Liverpool game.
In a statement, the group said the owner was “systematically starving and killing the greatest institution in world football, out of greed”.
“We appreciate that the emotions are strong,” he added. “We gotta keep it legal, we gotta keep it peaceful… Bring the heat, bring the noise, bring the passion. Let’s show the Glazer family this time it won’t fall apart.”
Billionaire Elon Musk sparked a social media frenzy on Tuesday night when he raised the possibility of buying United from the Glazer family.

The Tesla CEO made the comment in a tweet, then later clarified his position by saying he had no intention of buying a sports team and that it was a “long running joke”.

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