Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester United teammates he will be staying next season – if new manager Erik ten Hag wants him.
The Portuguese superstar, 37, wants to see out the final year of his Old Trafford contract despite the Red Devils failing to nab a place in next year’s Champions League.
Ahead of new boss Ten Hag’s arrival a United insider told The Sun: “Ronaldo told the players he’s not going anywhere unless the club say they don’t want him.
“No one is more disappointed than him about how the season has panned out.
“But he doesn’t want to leave on a low and wants to help get the club back into the Champions League and try and win a trophy next year.
“However, he has told them if the new boss wants to go in a different direction, then he will have no hard feelings and has no regrets about coming back to Old Trafford.”
Some of the younger first-team squad, including 20-year-old winger Anthony Elanga, are desperate for Ronaldo to stay as they believe they can learn from him.