Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Nutmegs Real Madrid Teammate In Training Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to miss out on bonuses worth at least £5 million ($6 million) due to the team's inconsistent and dreadful performance in the Premier League.

The 37-year-old Portuguese footballer signed a contract worth £800,000 ($1 million) a week at Juventus, however, it dropped to £450,000 ($580,000) as he returned to Manchester United last summer. As reported by the Daily Star, in an attempt to make up the difference, Ronaldo successfully negotiated significant bonuses into his two-year contract worth at least £5 million ($6 million).

Due to Manchester United's seemingly weak performances this season, Ronaldo is bound to miss out on the bonuses at the end of his first season at the club. The Red Devils' poor season means Ronaldo will not be getting anything soon. Most of his bonuses are now out of the question.

United crashed out to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 earlier this month. If Man Utd had lifted the Champions League for the first time since 2008 — when Ronaldo scored in the opener in the final against Chelsea — the Portugal striker would have pocketed a total of £2.5 million ($3.2 million).

Man Utd's top-four finish looks unlikely because of the competent Mikel Arteta's young Arsenal side and the improving Tottenham Hotspur. They are currently in sixth place, one point behind fifth-place Arsenal, but 20 points off their fierce rivals Manchester City.

Ronaldo appeared certain to receive a bonus due to his position as the club's top scorer in 2021-2022. He has scored 18 goals in all competitions, nine more than Man Utd's next highest scorer, Bruno Fernandes. The former Juventus player is now the game's all-time greatest goalscorer.

That followed his recent double in Man Utd's 3-2 victory over Tottenham, which took his career total for FIFA-recognised matches to a stunning 807 goals. Despite being United's best goalscorers, this is claimed to be Ronaldo's worst season for goals since at least 2008-09 and possibly since 2005-06.

During Ronaldo's first stay at the club, between 2003 and 2009, he hit the net 118 times in 292 outings before moving to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, he became even more prolific in Real Madrid, with an astonishing 451 goals in just 431 appearances.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United v Atletico Madrid at the Old Trafford on March 15, 2022 in Manchester United Kingdom. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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