Man Utd ran out of No7s in their club shop – despite Cristiano Ronaldo thrashing out his own transfer exit talks.
The Portuguese star returned to Manchester last night and was pictured arriving at Carrington this morning.
He drove into the Man Utd training ground alongside agent Jorge Mendes to sit down for crunch negotiations with Erik ten Hag, Richard Arnold and even Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, six miles away at Old Trafford, his popularity remains sky-high, with fans queueing to get his name on the back of their replica jerseys.
So much so that the megastore used up all their No7s to go on the back.
The Manchester Evening News reported one young kid even asked his dad to get “Siiiu 7” for his kit – in reference to the famous Ronaldo celebration.
And it’s also bad news for any big Fred, Alex Telles or Shola Shoretire fans who won’t be able to get their heroes’ 17, 27 or 47 shirts, either.
Ronaldo, 37, touched down in his private jet on Monday night after missing the pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia due to “family reasons”.
There were suggestions Ronaldo could be shipped out on loan with Atletico Madrid and Sporting Lisbon both linked – as long as he agreed to extend his Red Devils contract.
As revealed by SunSport, though, the forward wants out immediately and will demand he is allowed to quit the club.
Ronaldo is desperate to carry on playing in the Champions League, and has eyes on lifting Europe’s top prize for a sixth time.
He wants to join a club with a chance of winning the trophy, and is interested in a move to Atletico, according to the Daily Mail.
Ronaldo is reported to be willing to take a hefty pay cut in order to join the club, although Atletico would need to sell a big name player in order to free up funds to sign the Portuguese ace.
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