Cristiano Ronaldo is finally back on the pitch for Manchester United and has finally played his first pre-season game under new head coach Erik Ten Hag.
It seems, however, that the pair don’t see eye to eye on certain issues.
After spending much of the summer break pushing for a move away which has yet to materialise, desperate to avoid missing out on this year’s Champions League, Ronaldo eventually returned to training and featured in the team’s draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday.
During a water break, Ronaldo and Ten Hag could be seen arguing, with the Portuguese forward apparently not at all happy with what the Dutchman was asking of him.
It’s not clear what the disagreement was about, but it has been suggested that it was to do with pressing.
No suitable offers
It’s no secret that Ronaldo has been trying to leave Manchester United and remains keen to find a way out. However, so far, no club has shown a serious enough interest in taking him on.
The Portugal star’s age, high salary and playing style mean that most clubs with the means to sign him have decided against making a move.
Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Bayern, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and even Atletico Madrid, but with no takers.
Difficult relationship with Ten Hag
Ronaldo and Ten Hag didn’t get off on the best footing thanks to the former missing most of pre-season for family reasons.
Clearly, during that time there was little communication as the head coach, when asked, was clueless about the 37-year-old’s whereabouts.
Ten Hag didn’t get a chance to speak to Ronaldo until last week when he jetted into Manchester for a meeting in which he again reiterate his desire to leave.
Now, it seems that the pair may not see eye to eye on footballing issues, which could become a major problem for United if no exit can be found for the No.7.