Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be growing concerned by Manchester United’s lack of movement in this summer’s transfer window.
United are yet to make any new signings this summer and have watched on as Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal have all been busy bolstering their squads, with Chelsea the only other major rival not to have spent a penny thus far.
It’s widely accepted that United need to make some signings this summer after recording their lowest points total of the Premier League era last year, and according to AS, the slow start to the window has left Ronaldo concerned about his future at Old Trafford.
The 37-year-old, who has 12 months to run on his United contract – the club have the option to extend that by a further season – is worried that he may be set to endure another season of struggle and does not want to spend the limited time he has left at the highest level playing catch-up to the teams around him.
Not only is it United’s lack of improvement which is a concern for Ronaldo, but it’s the significance of rival teams’ business. Erling Haaland has joined City and Darwin Nunez has signed for Liverpool, and the fear is that United could be even further behind those two sides now.
The report claims that Ronaldo is no longer as convinced that he wants to stay at United for the remainder of his contract, although he is unlikely to make any decision so early in the transfer window.
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Despite the doom-and-gloom sentiment, United are actually working behind the scenes to try and make a number of signings.
The Red Devils are in talks with Barcelona over a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong, while 90min understands they are looking to back new boss Erik ten Hag with a move for Ajax winger Antony, who has emerged as United’s top attacking target.
At the back, Ajax duo Lisandro Martinez and Jurrien Timber have both been considered, with a deal for the former appearing more likely, while Hoffenheim left-back David Raum is of interest to United.