Cristiano Ronaldo
FIFA 18 | 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™️ Reveal Trailer ft. Cristiano Ronaldo Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester United's legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly no desire to leave Old Trafford despite the team's failure to place on top; United will definitely rely on his exceptional goals again for the next season.

Man Utd suffered from a series of defeats; the team did not make it to the Champions League. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has at least one more year left on his United contract. If he chooses to remain at the club as expected, he will surely be a big part of Red Devils' new manager Erik ten Hag's plans for next season. The Dutchman has previously called his center forward a "giant."

The 37-year-old also played in the Europa League. In 2002, Ronaldo had made his Champions League debut against Inter Milan, with Sporting losing that tie, resulting in them being dropped into the UEFA Cup. On Sunday, the Portuguese international scored twice in the Nations League fixture against Switzerland. It was his 116th and 117th international goals.

Maintaining United's key players as fresh as possible will be a challenge for all the managers. Ronaldo is believed to be at a stage in his career wherein playing twice a week is not advisable, especially in a year that will include a winter World Cup with Portugal. United's plan to operate on a lighter team this season should mean better opportunities for youngsters, while it also opens the chance to rest of the players. Man Utd's strategy should be vital to achieving more wins this upcoming season.

Meanwhile, CIES Football Observatory Weekly officially released its latest football value table, which shows estimated transfer values for players worldwide. There are quite a few United players included in their top 100; however, Ronaldo is nowhere to be found, despite being one of the club's legendary players over the past year.

Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes made it to the list of the world's 100 most valuable players. Sancho is considered the highest-ranked player from United, with his value estimated at €103.2 million ($110.3 million) placing him 13th on the list. Fernandes was positioned 17th, with an estimated value of €97.8 million ($104.5 million), despite a not so good recent season at Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay with €67.5 million ($72.2 million) and Harry Maguire with €52 million ($56 million) also made it among the top 100. While Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi is also not included following his move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal warming up during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 2 match between Portugal and Switzerland at Estadio Jose Alvalade on June 5, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

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