CRISTIANO RONALDO would join Liverpool if he was given the opportunity, it has been claimed.
And former Premier League ace Gabriel Agbonlahor has said Ronaldo would even join bitter rivals Liverpool if he could – due to him having no loyalty to United or any of his former clubs.
He told TalkSPORT: “Cristiano Ronaldo would join Liverpool this summer, if he could.
“They are big rivals of Man United but it’s about Ronaldo.
“He will go anywhere he can still play Champions League football, add to his record and win titles.
“I don’t think Ronaldo has any loyalty to United, Real Madrid or Juventus.”
The 37-year-old returned to Man Utd’s Carrington training complex to begin his pre-season after missing the clubs pre-season tour due to “family reasons.”
Following showdown talks with manager Erik ten Hag Ronaldo reaffirmed his desire to leave, demanding the club rip up his £360,000 per week contract to allow him to leave and play Champions League football.
However, United remain adamant they want him to stay, and have even asked to extend his contract at the club.
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One of the clubs linked to him has been Atletico Madrid, but fans of the club have made their thoughts on a transfer abundantly clear.
Fans revealed a banner during a pre-season game which simply read: “CR7 not welcome,” while a fan statement released hours earlier said: “we express our absolute rejection of any hypothetical incorporation into our club.
“The aforementioned player represents the antithesis of the values of our Atleti.
“Even in the unlikely event that a player in decline such as Cristiano Ronaldo could secure a title; we would not accept his signing.”
Ronaldo re-joined the Red Devils last summer, and despite scoring 24 goals in all competitions failed to help them qualify for the Champions League as the club endured its worst ever Premier League campaign.
United have looked better under Ten Hag in pre-season without Ronaldo, winning 4-1 in their most recent friendly against Wrexham.
But with the Dutchman saying Ronaldo is part of his plans, it remains to be seen the capacity of his involvement for the upcoming season.