Ronaldo’s future was a major talking point in the summer.
Ronaldo scored 24 times for United in the 2021/22 season but, despite his decent season, United could did not manage to qualify for the Champions League.
It was believed he wanted to leave the Red Devils to join a club in Europe’s premier cup competition.
However, he did not end up making a move and was still a United player when the summer transfer window shut.
RONALDO REJECTED MASSIVE SAUDI OFFER
The 37-year-old is still playing at a very high level and had multiple offers on the table, but none took his fancy.
According to CNN Portugal, per AS, Ronaldo was the subject of some lucrative offers from Saudi Arabia.
They report that Ronaldo was offered a two-year deal worth €242 million (£210 million) to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal. That works out to €2.3m-per-week (£2m-per-week).
Ronaldo currently earns £515,385-a-week at United, meaning he would have quadrupled his wages if he made the move.
However, Ronaldo was not done with European football and rejected the offer.
RONALDO WOULD HAVE BECOME WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID PLAYER
Ronaldo would have become the world’s highest-paid player by far if he moved to Saudi Arabia. View the world’s 20 highest-paid players below…
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) | £338,708-a-week
Raphael Varane (Manchester United) | £340,000-a-week
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) | £341,472-a-week
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) | £350,000-a-week
Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) | £350,000-a-week
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) | £356,757-a-week
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) | £357,733-a-week
Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich) | £357,733-a-week
David Alaba (Real Madrid) | £365,863-a-week
Erling Haaland (Manchester City) | £375,000-a-week
David De Gea (Manchester United) | £375,000-a-week
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) | £390,254-a-week
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) | £400,000-a-week
Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain) | £443,426-a-week
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) | £474,321-a-week
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) | £508,143-a-week
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) | £515,385-a-week (£2m-per-week if he joined Al-Hilal)
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) | £916,446-a-week
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) | £1,034,823-a-week
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) | £1,478,249-a-week
If Ronaldo moved to Al-Hilal, he would have earned as much as De Bruyne, Haaland, Benzema, Mane and Salah combined.
RONALDO COULD STILL MAKE SAUDI ARABIA MOVE
Ronaldo has chosen to stay at United and fight for his place for now, but a move to Saudi Arabia could still be on the cards.
Saudi Arabian Football Federation Al-Misehal believes more bids will be made from Saudi clubs next year.
He told The Athletic: “We would love to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league.
“It would bring a huge positive feedback and it would be big news for everyone. I’m sure everyone knows the achievements and records of Cristiano Ronaldo, but also as a player who is a great role model.
“I think, ‘Why not?’. I’m sure it would be a very expensive deal, of course, but we can see our clubs getting higher revenues in the past couple of years.
“We have already seen some big players who used to play in the Premier League come to the Saudi league.
“I like Cristiano Ronaldo as a player and I would like to see him play in Saudi Arabia.”