Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked Real Madrid to choose between himself and manager Rafael Benitez.
The talented striker has revealed to close friends that he will leave the Spanish giants if the former Liverpool manager remains in charge thereby putting Manchester United on red alert.
Ronaldo is believed to have stormed into the Madrid dressing room at half-time during their 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the epic el clasico clash on Saturday to tell Florentino Perez that it was either Benitez goes or he will.
Ronaldo’s frustration was visible throughout the match as the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar embraced in jubilation, while he stood with his hands on his hips in the centre of the pitch, looking discouraged and fed up. He could only look on as a pitiless Barcelona run over them with ease.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo has informed his closest friends that he will leave Madrid if Benitez whose style of football and personality isn’t favourable to the team remains as manager.
There has also been numerous reports of Ronaldo growing unsettled with life at Real Madrid, despite a six-year stay that has won him personal glories, league titles and a Champions League, as well as playing his part in the most emotional and exciting rivalry world football has ever seen with Messi.
The player who had hinted that he was not in favour of the sack of the former manager, Carlo Ancelloti by current happenings at the club has intensified rumours that he could be moving back to Manchester United, the club he left for Madrid in 2009. United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he dreams of bringing the Portuguese star back to Old Trafford.