Yesterday, the self-exiled 37-year-old made his way back to Manchester with the help of his agent Jorge Mendes. The two met with United manager Eric ten Haig and CEO Richard Arnold for discussions.

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Sir Alex Ferguson, a former United manager who served as Ronaldo's mentor, was also present at Carrington, though it was unclear if he took part in the conversation.

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While the player apparently wants to stop competing in the Champions League, United claims that Ronaldo is not for sale.

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Mendes reportedly made a transfer bid, which has reportedly been turned down, but Atletico Madrid is reportedly considering their options for signing the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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With 24 goals in all competitions last season, Ronaldo led all scorers for United.

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Ralph Rangnick, the interim manager, allegedly suggested selling Ronaldo in January to the board.

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Ten Haag has so far praised the player, but Rangnik has given up leading the Austrian national football team.

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If the latter agrees to renew his agreement for another year and play another season for the team.

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Ronaldo chooses to forego United's preseason trip to Thailand and Australia due to family obligations.

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In his absence, Anthony Marshall filled in at position No. 9. Marshall is prepared to start.

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