Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester, with Roma and Sporting Lisbon as possible options

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United against Atalanta in Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United against Atalanta in Champions League - IMAGO / Gribaudi/ImagePhoto

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

The 37-year-old had an impressive season upon his return to the Premier League last year, but he failed to guide Manchester United to Champions League qualification.

There have been rumours that the Red Devils could cash in on the Portuguese international despite the fact that he has one year left on his current contract.

According to the latest reports, the 37-year-old Manchester United attacker is a potential target for the likes of Roma and Sporting Lisbon.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho has worked with Ronaldo during their time together at Real Madrid. It will be interesting to see whether the Portuguese manager can pull off a reunion with his compatriot.

Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon is Ronaldo’s boyhood club, and the opportunity to return to Portugal could be emotionally tempting for the player.

However, there is no doubt that the 37-year-old is still a world-class player who is capable of playing at the highest level.

A return to his homeland might not be ideal for him at this stage of his career.

Ronaldo is still good enough to shine in a top European league and a move to Roma would be better suited to him if he decides to leave Manchester United.

The 37-year-old had a productive season with Manchester United last year and he managed to score 24 goals across all competitions.

The Red Devils have decided to bring in a new manager and Erik Ten Hag must look to bring in a top-class goalscorer if the Red Devils decide to part ways with Ronaldo this summer.