Manchester United “furious” by the meeting between Chelsea and Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent

Manchester United “furious” by the meeting between Chelsea and Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent

The Daily Mirror quoted Manchester United sources on how they took over the summit between Chelsea and Cristiano Ronaldo's manager Jorge Mendes

Manchester United “furious” over the meeting between Chelsea and Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a contract with Manchester United for two seasons and ends at mid-2023. (Photo: Reuters)

Last Saturday, The Athletic media reported a meeting between Jorge Mendes, representative of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Todd Boehly, new owner of Chelsea. In the chat, according to the aforementioned source, both characters discussed a potential transfer of the striker to London, but did not go into more details.

In this regard, Manchester United responded quickly. The Daily Mirror newspaper reported the statement from a “senior source” at Old Trafford. From the outset, the outlet pointed out that the club “is furious” at the move made by the attacker's agent. In recent weeks, in addition to the 'Blues', there was rapprochement with Bayern Munich.

Next, the 'Red Devils' added that “Cristiano is not for sale. We fully want and hope that he will be with us next season… Ronaldo is not going anywhere, and that Ten Hag (the new coach) has already included him in his plans for next season”, they indicate regarding the star.

This situation is similar to what happened last year. Juventus had 'CR7' in their plans, but as the weeks progressed, the Turin cast realized the player's intentions and sold him. However, the 'Bianconeros' made a serious mistake: they sold crack in the final weeks of the market and waited until January to find a replacement in Dusan Vlahovic.

In any case, Manchester United believes that Cristiano Ronaldo can be an important contribution in the 2022-2023 academic year. At Old Trafford they consider that the investment (a salary that exceeds 500 thousand euros a week) will bear fruit with Ten Hag at the helm. The DT and the player have already talked and are excited to work together.

Anyway, there is discomfort on the Portuguese side because the 'Red Devils ' They showed no ambition in the transfer market. While direct rivals add quality names (Erling Haaland to Manchester City or Darwin Núñez to Liverpool), the Old Trafford club could not finalize incorporations.

Until now, only possible arrivals were known, but nothing closed. In fact, United's big targets in the transfer market are Frenkie De Jong and Christian Eriksen. The Dutch midfielder must be negotiated with Barcelona and the Danish midfielder directly, since he is currently a free agent.