Manchester United players are fed up with Ronaldo and want the sulking star to leave Old Trafford this summer.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner requested to leave the club last month and remains keen to call time on his return to the Red Devils just one year after re-joining from Juventus.
Ronaldo is believed to want to join a club in the Champions League, while he sat out United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to ‘family reasons’.
Before Sunday’s defeat to Brighton, he had only taken part in around 10 days’ training and was lacking both match sharpness and a familiarity with new boss Erik ten Hag’s style and tactics.
He has been linked with several top European clubs this summer, including his old employers Real Madrid, where Ronaldo achieved huge success.
The 37-year-old, who turns 38 in February, scored 450 goals in 438 games and helped them win the Champions League four times and La Liga twice.
But Perez has appeared to put those rumours to bed, with a Twitter video from one of the club’s fans going viral on Thursday.
It showed the Real Madrid president walking through a hallway, high-fiving Real Madrid fans, with one supporter urging him to re-sign legend Ronaldo.
‘Again? He’s 38 years old,’ Perez responded in Spanish before walking away.
It remains unclear if Ronaldo will leave United this summer, with the club keen to keep hold of him despite his desperation to move to a new team.
United do not feel they can afford to lose their top scorer from last season – particularly given their lack of options up top, with Christian Eriksen used as a false nine against Brighton – and that has led to resentment on Ronaldo’s part.
Ten Hag’s side are back in action on Saturday when they travel to face Brentford.
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