Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said he will reveal the truth in a couple of weeks, when there is constant speculation about his future at the English club.
Various reports say the Portuguese wants to leave Old Trafford despite new manager Erik ten Hag insisting he is “not for sale”.
“They will know the truth when they interview me in a couple of weeks,” the 37-year-old footballer said on Instagram. He also “liked” a post by a fan who indicated that Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wanted to sign him.
In response to the post, Ronaldo said: “The media is telling lies. I have a notebook and in the last few months of the 100 news items I have written down, only five were correct. Imagine how it is. Keep that advice.”
Ronaldo, who rejoined United a year ago from Juventus (BIT: JUVE ), has one year left on his contract. He was their top scorer last season with 24 goals in all competitions, but he was criticized by Ten Hag for leaving early in a pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano after being substituted at half time.
United missed out on the Champions League last season, finished sixth in the Premier League and have suffered a terrible start to the new campaign, losing their first two games and falling bottom of the table. On Monday he receives Liverpool.
Former United player Gary Neville has blasted the club after Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Brentford and called on Ronaldo to be clear about his situation.
“Why does the greatest player of all time (in my opinion) have to wait two weeks to tell Manchester United fans the truth?” he tweeted. “Get up now and speak up. The club is in crisis and needs leaders. He is the only one who can grab this situation by the throat!”