Cristiano Ronaldo has seen his request rejected by new Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag, according to a report from England.
The 37-year-old Portugal international is keen on leaving Old Trafford this summer after Red Devils failed to secure European most glamour club competitions by ending last season in sixth place in the Premier League table.
Ronaldo returns to Manchester United last campaign on a two-year contract plus an optional season after 13 years since leaving the club for current UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid.
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The all-time international top goals scorer make an instant impact again as he did in his first spell by scoring the opening two goals in a 4–1 league victory against Newcastle United on his second debut at Old Trafford before he went on to banged 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions.
However, according to a report from The Mirror, Ronaldo is keen to remain at Old Trafford and see out the remainder of his two-year contract, but he also told Manchester United that they should sign a striker.
Former Real Madrid and Juventus man eager to see Ten Hag to sign another striker this summer with his request could mean that the Red Devils would utilise a front two man.
Ten Hag has declined Ronaldo’s request with the Dutch coach preferring one central striker and wide forwards operating on the flanks.
Former Ajax manager wants to sign Antony from his previous club, yet the Eredivisie champions were not ready to sell the winger, while PSV Eindhoven winger of a Ghanaian descent Cody Gakpo is another target for the Premier League club.
Notwithstanding contradicting Ronaldo on the sort of forward that Manchester United need to sign and Ten Hag is still keen to strengthen in the final third before the transfer window closes.
Manchester United travel to Gtech Community Stadium to face Brentford in the Premier League encounters on Saturday late kick-off.