Cristiano Ronaldo 'upset' that he will now earn less than £400,000 a week
He'll have to sell off one of his holiday homes at this rate
Cristiano Ronaldo has been left "upset" after he was forced to take a pay cut at Manchester United, meaning he will now only earn a minuscule £360,000 a week.
You have to feel sorry for him really, don't you?
Ronaldo has been hit by the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League last season, triggering a pay cut of 25 per cent and now leaving him resigned to nothing more than a few hundred thousand to play around with each week.
The 37-year-old isn't the only one affected, with several other members of the first-team squad also the victim of the club's failures and seeing their pay packet reduced.
#mufc's failure to qualify for the Champions League has triggered a 25% reduction on players' salaries, which sources close to Cristiano Ronaldo say has "upset" the player. His basic weekly wage for next season is now £360,000 #mulive [@samuelluckhurst]
— utdreport (@utdreport) July 5, 2022
United's number seven has been angered by that decision now and its no wonder why. With a wage like that its hard to see where the next meal, or next big holiday home purchase, comes from.
Ronaldo is currently yet to report for pre-season training
Ronaldo isn't currently with the squad as he has delayed his return to pre-season training due to family reasons but the forward's future has been hot conversation after reports confirmed that he wanted to leave Old Trafford.
The news has caught the eye of a few clubs, with Chelsea considering an offer as their new owner Todd Boehly takes charge of transfer negotiations.
Barcelona are also keen after Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, allegedly held talks with the Catalan giants over a month which would no doubt go down an absolute treat with the Portugal international's former employers, Real Madrid.
But Ronaldo loves Real Madrid. He wouldn't do this to them*
*He absolutely would
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) July 5, 2022
At present it remains unclear if Ronaldo will return to training, where he would begin work under new boss Erik ten Hag for the first time or if he will hold out until he leaves United for a second time.
Ten Hag is close to confirming his first signing of the summer, with left-back Tyrell Malacia set to join from Feyenoord while Christian Eriksen has also verbally agreed a deal to join the club.
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