Gary Neville pinpoints "only important factor" as Man Utd deal with Ronaldo saga

Gary Neville says Manchester United need to act "quickly" and "decisively" to resolve the current situation involving Cristiano Ronaldo after he failed to turn up to training on Monday morning.

Last week it was revealed that Ronaldo wants United to let him leave the club for the second time in his career if they receive an appropriate offer for him this summer. He did not return to pre-season training with the club's other international stars on Monday, citing family reasons.

Red Devils icon Neville is seemingly fed-up with the situation involving Ronaldo and says the only important factor is that it is dealt with effectively sooner rather than later.

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Tweeting on Monday evening, Neville said: "The only important factor with the Ronaldo situation is that it’s dealt with decisively and quickly. This can’t be a saga that takes the focus away from ETH bedding in period for the next two months."

Ronaldo, 37, returned to United from Juventus amid great fanfare last summer. Despite finishing the campaign as the club's top scorer, his continued inclusion in the matchday squad did not go down well with everyone.

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Some fans felt as though the Portuguese star hindered the team's style under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, while he also clashed with Harry Maguire over the captaincy.

Old Trafford chiefs are insistent that Ronaldo is not for sale, despite supposed interest from Chelsea, PSG, Bayern Munich and Napoli.

And new boss Erik ten Hag seems keen to work with the former Real Madrid ace following his appointment from Ajax. "Ronaldo is a giant, because of what he's already shown and I think he's still very ambitious," Ten Hag told De Telegraaf in May. "Of course I would like to keep him. He's been very important to Manchester United this year and can produce great statistics."

But with just over one month to go until the start of the new Premier League season, Ronaldo's Manchester United future now feels more uncertain than ever.


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