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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tuesday meeting wasn’t fruitful as he asked Manchester United to end his contract so he could join a Champions League side.

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived back at Manchester United’s training ground on Tuesday ahead of talks with new manager Erik ten Hag over his Old Trafford future.

The 37-year-old, who missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons, wants to leave the club he rejoined last year.

He arrived at United’s Carrington training base with his agent Jorge Mendes. Former United manager Alex Ferguson was also seen arriving.

New United manager Ten Hag said earlier this month that Ronaldo was “not for sale.”

He said, “We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it and I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I have read it, but what I say is Cristiano is not for sale, he is in our plans and we want success together,” Agence France-Presse reported.

Talks over the 37-year-old to make commitments to the Red Devils were not productive but could carry on professionally.

The forward missed the United’s pre-season tour in Thailand and Australia but was available for a medical checkup on Wednesday at which he watched his side’s 4-1 victory against Wrexham.

The Portuguese superstar could play the pre-season fixture against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford, Sunday.

United start their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on August 7 after final pre-season games this weekend against Atletico Madrid in Norway and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.

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