Ralf Rangnick admitted that it is important to define Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United, as the club will be in the market for “one or two new strikers”, even admitting that the player wants to leave, even though he has another year of contract, with another of option.
It’s just that participation in the Champions League next season is increasingly a mirage, and it’s a competition that the Portuguese has been playing for 20 years.
Yesterday, against Chelsea (1-1), the Portuguese raised his tally of goals this season to 23, 17 of them in the Premier League. “I already told you in a press conference a few weeks ago that there should be a focus on bringing in two new strikers, that’s for sure”, he commented.
Rangnick admitted there has to be a conversation with Ronaldo about next season as Erik ten Hag prepares to take charge of the Reds.
When asked directly about the future of CR7, the coach replied: “This is something we should talk about between Erik, the management and myself. Cristiano has one more year on his contract. It’s also important to find out what he wants, if he wants to stay. But I still haven’t spoken to Erik.”
To Sky Sports, he emphasized: «In the end, it’s Erik’s decision and also Cris’s. It’s not for me to talk about it. Today, for example, his performance was very good. He showed a good performance when Chelsea were in possession of the ball. He helped a lot in the second half at a defensive level. »