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06th Jul 2022

Paul Scholes slams Man Utd ‘circus’ amid Cristiano Ronaldo situation

Daniel Brown

‘Let the circus begin’

Paul Scholes has declared the Manchester United ‘circus’ open amid the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford.

The 37-year-old is thought to be keen on a move away from the Red Devils and is frustrated at the lack of progress United have made in the transfer window, with the Portuguese international also wanting to play for a club in the Champions League.

Ronaldo, who returned to United last summer, enjoyed a successful personal campaign last season, despite the Red Devils recording their lowest ever Premier League points tally.

The former Real Madrid man has missed two days of pre-season training as a result of a family issue and it remains to be seen if he will join up with the first team squad ahead of the start the club’s upcoming tour of the Far East.

Scholes hit out on social media about Ronaldo’s situation, suggesting that the ‘circus’ was about to begin. He wrote on Instagram: “Let the circus begin.”

Scholes’ former teammate Gary Neville also urged United chiefs to come to a decisive and swift decision about Ronaldo’s future.

He wrote on Twitter: “The only important factor with the Ronaldo situation is that it’s dealt with decisively and quickly.

“This can’t be a saga that takes the focus away from ETH bedding in period for the next two months.”

Ronaldo ‘upset’ that he’ll now earn less than £400,000 a week

The Portuguese international has reportedly been left “upset” after he was forced to take a pay cut at United, meaning he will now only earn £360,000 a week. He has been hit by the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League last season, triggering a pay cut of 25 per cent.

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