Former Manchester United and Portugal forward Nani revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s response to him when he called him and asked him about his future at Old Trafford.
Nani, who played alongside Ronaldo at Manchester United and the national team, said he had been trying to get in touch with his former team-mate.
According to Nani, whenever Ronaldo is on vacation, he does not answer anyone’s phone, adding that he tried to reach the former Real Madrid goalkeeper but he (Ronaldo) said he was busy and promised to return the call.
Ronaldo has reportedly told Manchester United to allow him to leave Old Trafford this summer, but it remains to be seen whether the Portuguese legend will move on.
The Real Madrid legend is said to be unhappy with the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League next season and the way they have approached the transfer market so far.
Ronaldo scored 24 times for Manchester United last season to help them qualify for the Europa League, but he would not want to play in Europe’s second-tier competition.
Reports in Europe suggest that Manchester United are interested in keeping their legendary striker, and new manager Erik ten Hag has already confirmed that he plans to work with the veteran throughout the 2022-23 season.
Nani, whose Australian club Melbourne Victory beat Manchester United 4-1 in a friendly at the weekend, was asked about speculation linking his former team-mate with a summer move, Nani said: “I hope he [stays].”