Richard Arnold’s decision will determine Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United.


Richard Arnold’s decision on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United will be crucial.

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S return to Manchester United has been a mixed bag.

If Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy with Manchester United’s choice of next manager, he could end his return after just a year.

The legendary striker made an incredible comeback to Old Trafford in the summer, but his second spell hasn’t gone quite as planned, and his future could hinge on new CEO Richard Arnold.

This season, Ronaldo has a strong personal record, scoring 14 goals in 22 games.

After requesting to leave Serie A, the Portugal legend was signed in a £20 million transfer from Juventus, but was initially linked with fierce rivals Manchester City.

He was widely expected to be the signing that would enable the club to challenge for their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.

But, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now Ralf Rangnick, United have had a disappointing season.

After a string of poor results, including a 4-1 thrashing by relegation-threatened Watford, Solskjaer was sacked in November.

Rangnick has been named interim coach until the end of the season, but the German’s results have been disappointing.

The 1-0 loss to Wolves at home on Monday was his first defeat, but his performances in narrow victories over Crystal Palace and Norwich, as well as the 1-1 draw with Newcastle, were subpar.

Rumours that the United team is dissatisfied with Rangnick’s tactics and preferred 4-2-2-2 formation have surfaced in recent weeks, culminating in the defeat to Wolves.

Ronaldo is also rumored to be contemplating his future at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old’s decision will be based on who United appoints as their next permanent manager, according to the Daily Star.

Rangnick has been hired on a temporary basis until the end of the season, but has not ruled out a permanent position.

After the season, the former RB Leipzig head coach is expected to join the Old Trafford hierarchy as a consultant on a two-year deal.

Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers, and Erik Ten Hag have all been linked with Mauricio Pochettino.

The choice of a new manager will almost certainly fall on the shoulders of new CEO Arnold, who was named to replace the outgoing on Wednesday.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


Comments are closed.