Katia Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, liked an Instagram post implying her brother’s departure from Manchester United this summer.
Following the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, speculation has emerged that the Manchester United goalscorer could depart Old Trafford this summer.
Aveiro’s approval of a social media post that looked to be calling Ronaldo out to leave Manchester United fueled transfer rumours about the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
“It is very sad to see Cristiano Ronaldo in this situation with this Manchester United team. Now we are without a place in the Champions League,” the post’s caption reads, translated from Portuguese to English.
“Cristiano does not have to stand [stay] as proof of love for the club, the greatest proof of that was he returned to Manchester United having also had a proposal from Manchester City with clearly a much superior squad, coach and by recent history.”
“Cristiano has to think about Cristiano now. Manchester United will still last another thousand years. Cristiano, you have four more, five years of your career. Look for a better team now because you deserve it and because you still have a lot of football [trophies] to win.”
With his Red Devils finishing sixth in the Premier League, Ronaldo might play in the Europa Conference League next season.
The 37-year-old striker has unquestionably excelled this season, netting 24 goals in 38 games.
However, United continued to suffer from important losses and poor performances. On Saturday, the team suffered a new defeat, falling 4-0 against Brighton.
When he returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer, the Portuguese international signed a two-year contract worth £12.85 million.
However, there have been reports that he may terminate his contract with the club before Erik ten Hag takes over as manager.
“This is a question you need to ask Erik ten Hag. He’s showed that he can still be a vital part of this team, but it’s obvious the team needs some more strikers.”
Rangnick added, “There should be two or three new strikers next season, it’s pretty obvious.” Ronaldo still has another year to play on his current team, with the option to extend it further