CRISTIANO RONALDO has jetted into Manchester to personally tell Man Utd that he wants out of the club IMMEDIATELY.

United had harboured hopes of either offering Ronaldo a new deal or letting him leave on loan.

However, the Portugal captain has been clear that he will not be playing in the Europa League – a competition he has never appeared in.

But while Cristiano Ronaldo's future is up in the air, two players who will definitely be at Old Trafford next season have arrived to training together.

Denmark star Christian Eriksen was seen driving Lisandro Martinez to Carrington with the Ajax star set to be unveiled within hours.

Meanwhile Frenkie de Jong has been told by Xavi that he will need to take a 50 per cent pay cut if he wants to remain in the Barcelona fold.

And that demand has led United legend Gary Neville to urge the Dutchman to take legal action against Barca.

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  • Sam Dymond

    United in shape for Seagulls

    There are just 12 days until Erik ten Hag takes charge of his first Premier League fixture, and his Manchester United team is starting to take shape.

    The Red Devils may feel they still have to work to do in the transfer market – particularly in regards to brining in a midfielder – but the Dutchman has been pleased by what he's seen from the current squad in pre-season.

    There is the chance that Lisandro Martinez – expected to be unveiled today – could start in a holding position while another new signing Tyrell Malacia will battle it out with Luke Shaw for the left-back spot.

    After his impressive friendly form, Anthony Martial could shine in attack.

  • Sam Dymond

    United invite youngster for trial

    Manchester United have invited highly-rated goalkeeper Tarik Karic for a trial.

    The 16-year-old stopper is currently on the books of FK Zeljeznicar and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina at youth level.

    The teenager will travel to Manchester in September for try-outs,having been courted by United's Head of Youth Recruitment, David Harrison.

  • Sam Dymond

    It is Wrexham for Eriksen

    They've all been spotted at Manchester United's training ground this morning: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson, and, arriving together…

    …Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.

    And the Dane is expected to make his first appearance in a United shirt this week, albeit in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the club's training ground.

    It will be the Red Devils against the Dragons with a United XI set to take on Wrexham of the National League.

    Meanwhile, Martinez could be the officially unveiled as a Manchested United player later today.

  • Sam Dymond

    Fernandez to join North End

    The news coming out of Carrington is that Manchester United are willing to let a player leave – but don't worry, it's not that one.

    Instead, the club have struck a deal that will see Alvaro Fernandez head out to Preston on a season-long loan.

    The Red Devils have high hopes for the 19-year-old left-back, who was expected to be involved with the first team squad this coming season.

    However, the arrival of Tyrell Malacia has increased competition in defence, and United now believe that Fernandez's development will be best served by a year in the Championship.

  • Sam Dymond

    Time for Fergie to intervene?

    Sir Alex Ferguson has also been pictured at Manchester United's training ground this morning, according to Rich Fay.

    The Manchester Evening News reporter tweeted that the Old Trafford great has been spotted at Carrington following news of Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival for showdown talks.

    Ferguson famously managed Ronaldo at United between 2003 and 2009, and enjoys a good relationship with the Portuguese star.

    It remains to be seen as to whether United will ask Ferguson to intervene in talks between the player and club.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ronaldo arrives with Mendes

    Under greater media scrutiny than OJ Simpson's car chase, it is now being reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at Carrington – along with agent Jorge Mendes.

    Mendes has been the driving force in trying to land the forward a new club this summer, but has been met with rejections at every turn.

    Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all publicly said no to the signing while other clubs have made it clear that they're not interested.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ron en route to Carrington

    Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Manchester United's Carrington training ground, but not to join the rest of the squad for practice.

    Instead, that is where he will come face-to-face with manager Erik ten Hag to thrash out his future.

    The 37-year-old wants out of Old Trafford, but is contracted to the club for at least another 12 months.

    United's new boss insists the forward is part of his plans for the coming season, and is adamant he will stay.

    Player power, or manager in charge? Who will win out?

  • Sam Dymond

    Pellistri heading out on loan

    Olympiacos have joined the bidding war to sign Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri on loan, reports suggest.

    United are reportedly looking to send Pellistri, 20, out on another loan spell as he doesn't fit new manager Erik ten Hag's squad.

    And SportDay credit unnamed UK sources that claim the Greek champions have shown interest in the winger this summer.

    It has also been claimed that the Piraeus outfit are one of three potential destinations for the Uruguay international.

    However, Olympiacos face competition from teams in Italy and Portugal.

    The 20-year-old has been touted by some to become a first-team player for the Red Devils in the near future.

  • Sam Dymond

    Confusion engulfs De Jong deal

    Manchester United want to buy him, Barcelona need to sell him, but still the transfer of Frenkie de Jong is no closer to reaching a resolution.

    An Athletic report this morning states this morning that Barca never actually accepted United's original offer for the Dutchman despite the temptation.

    However, United's hierarchy believed they were all set to land the midfielder, and were shocked when the player joined the Catalans' pre-season tour.

    In short, the situation is a shambles, and it rumbles on.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ronaldo arrives back in Manchester

    Sky Sports News are reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo is now back in Manchester – and a decision on his future is nearing ever closer.

    The forward is desperate to quit the club, and is set for a face-to-face meeting with Erik ten Hag.

    However, SSN are unaware if the player will link up with his teammates at training either side of those proposed talks.

    Ronaldo has been working out on his own this summer, while the United squad are today back at Carrington for the first time following their pre-season tour.

  • Sam Dymond

    Aleti fans furious at Ronaldo links

    Atletico Madrid fans do not want Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club this summer.

    His connections to bitter rivals Real Madrid has seen many Atletico supporters start a campaign against the Portuguese star signing for them.

    The 37-year-old wants out of Manchester United to continue playing in the Champions League, and has been linked with a shock switch to Atletico.

    But Atleti fans have started a "#ContraCR7" trend on Twitter, which translates to "#AgainstCR7".

    A number of supporters have posted pictures of Ronaldo with a big no symbol on his face to make their feelings clear.

    Another posted a meme of Chelsea and Bayern Munich playing table tennis with Ronaldo's head after both clubs turned down the chance to sign him.

    The thought of having a player who has knocked Atletico out of the Champions League five times in his career is too much to bear for some.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ron running out of options?

    With the exclusive news that Ronaldo is returning to Manchester United today in order reiterate his desire to leave, here's a reminder of the clubs that have reportedly turned down the chance to sign the Portuguese legend this summer.

    • Bayern Munich
    • Paris Saint-Germain
    • Chelsea

    Meanwhile, moves to former clubs Juventus, Real Madrid and Sporting Lisbon have also been ruled out.

    And fans of Real rivals Atletico have made it clear that they don't want the 37-year-old to join them.

    An unnamed Saudi Arabian club allegedly approached Ronaldo with an offer, but the forward insists he wants to continue to play in the Champions League.

    Transfer watch: Dumfries to United?

    Despite the Manchester Evening News 'signing' Denzel Dumfries for the Red Devils and simulating a season on Football Manager, there is little progress on this front.

    Erik ten Hag would like a new right-back, but an approach will not be made until the club have sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Diogo Dalot, who has performed admirably in pre-season, will begin the campaign on the right of defence.

    Rumour rating: ⚽️ ⚽️

    Ronaldo 'to meet' Ten Hag

    Cristiano Ronaldo will meet Erik ten Hag for showdown talks TODAY.

    The BBC report that the Portuguese forward has flown back to England to speak face-to-face with the new Manchester United boss.

    Ronaldo has made clear his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer in order to play Champions League football.

    However, he has a year remaining on his United contract, and Ten Hag insists the player is a a big part of his plans.

    Something has to give.

    Morning, United fans

    United are still struggling to persuade Frenkie de Jong to join them – while Cristiano Ronaldo is jetting in to demand an instant exit.

    That's the pick of the latest transfer gossip around Old Trafford – amid claims Anthony Martial has saved his Red Devils' future.

    It's thought United and Barcelona have agreed a fee of around £63million, plus £9m add-ons, for De Jong.

    Barca want to sell the Holland midfielder to balance the books.

    But the Spanish giants have declined to pay the £14.5m they owe on the Ajax old boy's wages.

    Meanwhile, strike legend Ronaldo is poised to tell United in showdown talks he'll reject their offer of a new deal.

    But the Red Devils have ruled out selling 'Juventus target' Martial in another sign of the striker’s pre-season resurgence.

    Martial’s erratic Old Trafford career stalled with last season’s loan at Sevilla.

    But the French speedster now looks well placed to be a starter under new boss Erik ten Hag.

    In contrast, the bookies reckon Ronaldo, plus new boys Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen,face a tough fight to make Ten Hag's line-up for the Prem opener at home to Brighton on August 7.

    Finally, many RB Salzburg team-mates claim reported United target Benjamin Sesko is BETTER than Erling Haaland.

    Slovenia frontman Sesko, 19, is also being linked to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Juve new boy Pogba out INJURED

      Paul Pogba has suffered a knee injury just 14 days after signing for Juventus, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

      The Frenchman quit Manchester United to return to Italy on a free transfer this summer after his contract at Old Trafford expired.

      Pogba, 29, suffered a calf injury in the Red Devils' 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in April – only making his return as Juve played Chivas Guadalajara on Saturday.

      He subsequently limped off during a training session, however, prompting Juve to conduct medical checks.

      The Old Lady have now confirmed that Pogba has suffered a "lesion of the lateral meniscus".

      He is now set to undergo further tests, and will not take part in the next leg of Juve's tour.

      Massimiliano Allegri's side have travelled to Dallas without the former £89million man and are already eyeing up a new midfielder.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Fight for Fac

      Olympiacos have joined the race to borrow Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri, reports suggest.

      United are reportedly looking to send Pellistri, 20, out on another loan spell as he doesn’t fit new manager Erik ten Hag’s squad.

      And Greek outlet SportDay credit unnamed UK sources that claim the Greek champions have shown interest in the winger this summer.

      It has also been claimed that the Piraeus outfit are one of three potential destinations for the Uruguay international.

      However, Olympiacos face competition from teams in Italy and Portugal.

      The 20-year-old has been touted by some to become a first-team player for the Red Devils in the near future.

      The Uruguayan joined the Manchester giants for pre-season in the Far East and Australia.

      Pellistri impressed in the second half of the 4-0 rout against rivals Liverpool in Bangkok two weeks ago.

    • Ian Tuckey

      London cal-Ling

      Jesse Lingard enjoyed a day out in London just three days after snubbing West Ham for Nottingham Forest.

      The ex-Manchester United midfielder Lingard put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Forest on £115,000 aweek.

      The versatile midfielder decided to celebrate the new chapter of his career with a stroll in central London and shared snaps on Instagram.

      The England international also uploaded a photo of him with a Forest scarf, which he captioned with: "Trust the direction that God leads you."

      Lingard left United in June after his contract expired and turned down a move to West Ham where he enjoyed a successful stint in the second half of the 2020-2021 season.

      The 29-year-old opted for new boys Nottingham, which shocked many and left some Hammers fans fuming.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Ron to say he wants out NOW

      EXCLUSIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo will fly into England and demand to leave Manchester United NOW, writes JORDAN DAVIES.

      The wantaway superstar, 37, is set for showdown talks with the Red Devils where he will tell them he will NOT accept their offer of a new deal.

      Ronaldo missed United’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia due to "family reasons" – but Erik ten Hag’s squad have training at Carrington on Tuesday.

      Portugal icon Ronaldo wants a permanent transfer so he can continue playing in the Champions League after United could only finish sixth last season.

      He has NEVER played in the Europa League in his glittering career.

      United insist he is not for sale while new boss Ten Hag has maintained the striker is a key part of his plans for this season.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Utd and Barca struggling to De Jong to agree move

      Manchester United still have an 'agreement' with Barcelona to buy Frenkie de Jong but both clubs are struggling to persuade him to move.

      That's the claim of transfer guru Fabrizio Romano after claims a £63million fee, plus up to £9m in add-ons, has been set up.

      One stumbling block is Barca declining to pay the £14.5m they owe on the Holland midfielder's wages.

      But they need to sell the Ajax old boy to balance the books.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Victor eyes move to Prem giant

      Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has reportedly alerted Chelsea and Spurs he’d consider a Prem move.

      The Nigeria hero, 23, was linked with Arsenal and Manchester United before moving from Lille to Serie A in 2020.

      The 22-cap star has since hit 24 goals in 51 Italian top-flight matches.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Utd 'rule out selling Martial to Juventus'

      Manchester United have ruled out selling Anthony Martial to Juventus in another sign of the striker's pre-season resurgence.

      Martial's erratic Old Trafford career seemed to be spluttering to an end with last season's loan at Sevilla.

      But now the French speedster looks well placed to be a starter under new boss Erik ten Hag.

      Gianluca di Marzio claimed the 26-year-old was on the radar of Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri – to rotate with Dusan Vlahovic.

      But it's understood Ten Hag has no plans to sell Martial.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Automatic bans for pitch invaders

      Pitch invaders face automatic bans under a massive fan behaviour crackdown for the new season, writes MARTIN LIPTON.

      The FA, Prem and EFL have united to bring in tough new sanctions in the wake of the incidents that marred the end of last term.

      Under the new regulations, agreed by the three bodies, fans who release smoke bombs or pyrotechnics also face being banned from attending future matches, while parents face being held responsible for the actions of their children.

      And there will be an enhanced use of sniffer dogs in an attempt to root out cocaine use by supporters.

      In a joint statement, the three organisations said: “These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere. The safety of everyone attending a matchday is the game’s collective priority. 

      “We know the behaviours carried out by some fans last season do not represent the majority of supporters and they risk ruining the fantastic experience of a football match for everyone.

      “Therefore, we are working with clubs to highlight the important role that fans, clubs, players and coaches all have to play in helping to create a safe environment.

      ”Prosecution in these cases will become the default response of the football authorities and criminal justice system, sending a clear and unambiguous message to all who break the law.”      

    • Ian Tuckey

      New signings or Ronaldo face axe

      Manchester United will start their first Premier League game WITHOUT Cristiano Ronaldo, Lisandro Martinez OR Christian Eriksen in their starting XI, writes CRAIG MAHOOD.

      That’s according to Betfair’s odds as they reckon Erik ten Hag’s first teamsheet will be missing the trio and Rafael Varane.

      United start their campaign on August 7 with a home tie against Brighton.

      They travel to Brentford the following weekend before a crunch Monday Night Football clash with Liverpool visiting Old Trafford.

      Martinez and Eriksen are two of the big summer recruits as the Red Devils aim to better last season’s sixth place finish.

      But neither have been involved in the matchday squads as United have travelled across the globe for pre-season.

      Ronaldo’s bombshell announcement that he wanted to leave has meant him training alone away from the squad while his future gets sorted.

      Speculation continues over the Portuguese superstar but no deal has been struck yet to see him leave as it looks increasingly likely he will return to United.

    • Ian Tuckey

      Battle to borrow Pellistri

      Olympiacos have joined the race to borrow Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri, reports suggest.

      United are reportedly looking to send Pellistri, 20, out on another loan spell as he doesn't fit new manager Erik ten Hag's squad.

      And Greek outlet SportDay credit unnamed UK sources that claim the Greek champions have shown interest in the winger this summer.

      It has also been claimed that the Piraeus outfit are one of three potential destinations for the Uruguay international.

      However, Olympiacos face competition from teams in Italy and Portugal.

      The 20-year-old has been touted by some to become a first-team player for the Red Devils in the near future.

      The Uruguayan joined the Manchester giants for pre-season in the Far East and Australia.

      Pellistri impressed in the second half of the 4-0 rout against rivals Liverpool in Bangkok two weeks ago.

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