Paul Scholes has described the latest fuss around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future as a “circus” while Gabby Agbonlahor claims the striker “doesn’t care” about Man Utd.
Widespread reports have indicated that the Portugal international has asked the Red Devils if he can leave this summer if they receive a ‘satisfactory’ offer for him.
Chelsea, Barcelona and Napoli have all been linked with a move as Ronaldo eyes a transfer to a club in the Champions League next season after Man Utd failed to qualify.
A report yesterday insisted that Ronaldo was ‘upset’ by a contract clause, triggered by their failure to qualify for the Champions League, which saw the Man Utd players’ salaries reduced by 25 per cent.
Ronaldo is also understood to be unhappy about the lack of urgency in United’s recruitment so far this summer with just Tyrell Malacia coming through the door.
The 37-year-old has missed training over the last couple of days for ‘family reasons’ with Man Utd reportedly unsure if Ronaldo will join their pre-season tour abroad.
Reacting to Sky Sports posting the story about Ronaldo potentially missing their tour, Man Utd legend wrote on Instagram: “Let the circus begin.”
That came after former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor expressed his “disappointment” over recent reports that show Ronaldo “doesn’t care” about Man Utd.
Agbonlahor said on talkSPORT: “I’m not surprised one bit. [United were] so poor last season.
“Ronaldo doesn’t want to play in the Europa League. The last few years of his career he wants to play in the Champions League.
“But for me the biggest disappointment if I was a Manchester United fan would be Ronaldo doesn’t care about Manchester United, for me. He cares about Ronaldo.
😳 “The biggest disappointment if I was a #MUFC fan is that Ronaldo doesn’t care!”
🔴 “He doesn’t care about Man Utd, he cares about Ronaldo. He wants #UCL!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 6, 2022
“He wants to play Champions League, he wants to score more Champions League goals, he wants to win more titles. Manchester United are a million miles away from any of that.
“So he just cares about Ronaldo, he doesn’t care about Manchester United. Because they need him now, they need Ronaldo.
“Manchester United need him and he wants to jump ship. He doesn’t want to be there so it’s very disappointing from him if I was a Manchester United fan and it just shows it’s the Ronaldo show, not the Man United show.”