Cristiano Ronaldo has denounced the “lies” that have been spread about him leaving Manchester United.
Due to personal obligations, the Portugal forward skipped United’s preseason trip to Thailand and Australia while rumors abounded over his future at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo reportedly wants to play Champions League football, but United insist the 37-year-old is not for sale and will continue to be an important part of Erik ten Hag’s plans.
The former Real Madrid player participated in the whole 90 minutes of Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Brentford, which sent United to the basement of the Premier League.
The United star was reportedly linked to Atletico Madrid, and Ronaldo responded to a fan account on Instagram by saying that in a few weeks, fans will “know the truth” and that “the media is lying.”
“I keep a notebook, and out of the 100 news items I wrote in the previous three months, just five were accurate. Just picture it. Hold onto that advice.
On Monday, Manchester United will face bitter rival Liverpool in an effort to get their Premier League campaign off to a strong start.
Following the team’s disastrous start, criticism has been leveled at United’s owners, the Glazer family.
Gary Neville, a former United defender, has cautioned the team that if they do not fix their “horrors,” they risk finishing in the bottom half of the Premier League.
The 1958, a group of Manchester United fans, is organizing a protest march against the club’s owners in front of Old Trafford before the Liverpool game.
The organization said in a statement that the owners were “systematically starving and murdering the greatest football institution in global sport, for greed.”
“We understand that feelings are running high,” it continued. “Both the law and peace must be maintained. Bring the heat, the commotion, and the fervor. Let’s demonstrate to the Glazer family that this time, it won’t end in a fizzle.”
Tuesday night, when Elon Musk, a billionaire, mentioned the possibility of purchasing United from the Glazer family, he incited a social media frenzy.
The Tesla CEO tweeted the remark before subsequently clarifying his stance by adding.