Manchester United have withheld a special promotional video for their new home kit amid uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club.
Ronaldo has asked United to consider any suitable offers that come his way this summer, convinced he won’t be able to fulfill his ambitions of claiming silverware and personal accolades at Old Trafford next season.
At this stage, only Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have the will and the means to conclude an agreement, and 90 minutes understands that the former are preparing an opening offer. Bayern Munich have excluded themselves from the race.
Amid uncertainty surrounding Ronaldo’s future, Man Utd unveiled their new home kit for the 2022/23 season on Friday – including images of the Portuguese superstar donning the new shirt and a short video in which he appears.
However, according to Athleticisma longer special promotional video in which the 37-year-old is highlighted has been put on the back burner.
The images apparently show Ronaldo alongside fellow legendary Man Utd No 7s Eric Cantona and David Beckham and the final version was due to be released on Friday along with the physical kit.
But following Ronaldo’s unexpected potential exit, United have agreed with kit maker adidas that the video should be suspended and may be changed depending on the outcome of the saga.
Adding fuel to the fire, it was revealed on Thursday that Ronaldo will not be joining the traveling squad for their pre-season tour, at least initially.
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A United spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United’s planned party for our pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia on Friday. He has been granted extra time off to sort out a family matter.
“Cristiano remains under contract with Manchester United and he is not for sale.”
Despite United’s public stance, it is understood the Red Devils are ready to offload Ronaldo at the right price – believed to be around £15million.