Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Manchester United fans, he's not going anywhere
Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of going anywhere. After his final home match of the season, Ronaldo looked emotional at Old Trafford. But this was not a farewell.
Ronaldo has one year left on his Red Devils contract, and from the looks of it, he intends to see it out.
The striker applauded and saluted fans, who stuck by the team through a long, unhappy season. There are two away games remaining, but this was the final home fixture.
If there was any confusion over his future, Ronaldo sought to clarify his intentions, with a message after the final whistle.
Ronaldo wrote that he was applauding the ‘amazing supporters’, referencing a ‘difficult season’, and that his focus is on making Manchester United better.
Ronaldo and United signed off on a high for the home fans, although several thousand left early in the 73rd minute, walking out in protests against the Glazers.
The majority of supporters remained, but the walkout was still visible on television screens beamed around the world.
United won the game 3-0, with Ronaldo’s penalty coming in between goals from Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane’s first ever goal for the club.
Ronaldo is up to 24 this season, and 142 all time goals for the club, the 14th highest in the club’s history. If he sticks around, he can climb further up the list.