Things haven\’t been going smoothly between Ronaldo and Manchester United since his return to his former club. The Portuguese striker has had hot and cold form throughout the European League. Earlier in the summer, there have been reports that Ronaldo might move from ManU. But no deal was finalized. However, recently there have been rumors that Ronaldo\’s home country club, Sporting Lisbon, might be looking to hire the striker.

Sporting Lisbon Eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo!

Manchester United\’s commitment to keeping Cristiano Ronaldo in the new year will be tested against Sporting Lisbon. Despite the 37-year-old Portuguese striker\’s agent promoting him across Europe, United has remained resolute in their unwillingness to let him leave Old Trafford since the summer. Erik ten Hag, the manager, is beginning to worry about Ronaldo since his presence on the bench has turned into a distraction.


Although Sporting Lisbon is reportedly interested in acquiring Ronaldo, United is unwilling to trade him in January. However, if he were to re-join Sporting, the five-time Ballon d\’Or winner might once more participate in the Champions League.

The 37-year-old has only occasionally played for United so far this season. And there are rising rumors about his strained relationship with the organization. If his contract is terminated before June, United will pay a percentage of his salary for the season remaining. But if Sporting Lisbon advances to the round of 16, they will be able to give him Champions League participation.

It would be taken as a triumphant homecoming by Sporting Lisbon. The deal would also offer Ronaldo the chance to play in the knock-out stages of the Champions League. However, Ten Hag will make the final decision on where Ronaldo will finish the season. 

Erik ten Hag & Ronaldo

However, Erik Ten Hag has indicated he intends to rely on Ronaldo, who was left off the team for the match against Chelsea earlier this month. Although, the Dutchman has made an impression in both the locker room and the boardroom by refusing to let the former Real Madrid star\’s influence and reputation determine his selection philosophy. He even gave Ronaldo a £1 million fine for refusing to be a substitute in the most recent triumph over Tottenham. He demonstrated who the boss is in the process.

It is noteworthy that if Sporting Lisbon is successful in acquiring the Portuguese strike, it will be an emotional moment for him to join his home club. Last month, Ronaldo\’s mother expressed her desire to see her son and grandson playing together for Lisbon. 

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