Football: Ronaldo arrives at Man United training ground with agent Mendes for talks on future

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club he rejoined last year. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo arrived back at Manchester United's training ground on Tuesday (July 26) ahead of talks with new manager Erik ten Hag over his Old Trafford future.

The 37-year-old, who missed the English Premier League club's pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons, wants to leave the club he rejoined last year.

He arrived at United's Carrington training base with his agent Jorge Mendes. Former United manager Alex Ferguson was also seen arriving.

New United manager ten Hag said earlier this month that Ronaldo was "not for sale".

"We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that's it and I'm looking forward to working with him," he said.

"I have read it, but what I say is Cristiano is not for sale, he is in our plans and we want success together."

The former Real Madrid and Juventus player finished as United's top scorer last season with 24 goals.

But the campaign was a huge disappointment for the club, who finished sixth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification, and had their lowest points total with only 58 and a zero goal difference.

United start their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on Aug 7 after final pre-season games this weekend against Atletico Madrid in Norway and another La Liga side Rayo Vallecano at home.

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