Cristiano Ronaldo snubs Inter Miami and could become Manchester United captain this season

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United against BSC Young Boys-UEFA Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United against BSC Young Boys-UEFA Champions League - IMAGO / Pro Sports Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly rejected a potential move to Inter Miami this summer in favour of staying at Manchester United.

Former Manchester United teammate David Beckham, who is the owner of MLS side Inter Miami, reportedly targeted the Portuguese.

According to The Daily Star, Beckham‘s club had explored the chances of luring Ronaldo to the US in a bid to boost the team’s performance and brand.

But the offer looks dead on arrival as Manchester United have informed the MLS side that their 37-year-old striker is not for sale. Despite Ronaldo’s reported frustration at the cub, the Premier League side have no desire to sell him this summer as they consider him an integral part of their rebuilding process.

According to The Mirror, Erik ten Hag is even considering making him captain in place of Harry Maguire. 

Maguire came under a lot of criticism last season for his inconsistent and error-prone displays. And it is thought at Old Trafford that removing the armband could help to ease some of the pressure on him. 

Ronaldo is seen as the ideal replacement for the England man as he will offer a good example to the surrounding players at United.

The Portuguese international still cares deeply about the Man United and wants it to take bigger and quicker strides forward. 

His new coach Erik ten Hag, wants to play an attacking style and sees Ronaldo playing a key role, although he is looking to bring in another forward and lower the age of the squad.