CRISTIANO RONALDO has several options available to him if he decides to quit Manchester United at the end of the season.

The Portuguese, 36, is reportedly open to leaving if United fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

And with the Red Devils struggling at present and six points off the top four, CR7 could be heading for an early exit.

But given he still has a burning desire to win the big trophies, that could mean he stays in Europe and possibly even England.

He was linked to Manchester City in the summer and could make a daring switch across the city, or perhaps return to one of his former employers.

Here are five clubs Ronaldo could go to if he leaves Old Trafford.

Manchester City

After being heavily linked with a move to Eastlands over the summer it would be even more extraordinary if Ronaldo joined City following his second spell at United.

But with City still in need of a striker after failing to land Harry Kane it is a move that makes perfect sense.

The Citizens have drawn a blank in six games this season and Pep Guardiola is still not sure on who to play in the central role – Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have all played there this season.

City would be able to afford Ronaldo whilst offering him a realistic chance at picking up more silverware.

It is just a question over whether United would let him go to such a big rival.


Real Madrid

A glorious return to the Bernabeu would likely be as well received as his comeback to Old Trafford was in September.

Ronaldo was a hero in Madrid with a record of 450 goals in 438 games for the club.

And given the team is almost certainly going to qualify for the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti – a manager who got the best out of Ronaldo – he would surely be interested in re-joining.

The club would likely be able to afford Ronaldo's wages and he would likely jump at the chance to play alongside Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Vinicius Jr.

Paris St Germain

This would be a huge turn up for the books and give fans the chance to watch Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the same team.

And with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe acting as understudy it would be a squad littered with world class talent.

Joining Mauricio Pochettino's side would practically guarantee Ronaldo a league in four of Europe's five major leagues and also give him a realistic shot at Champions League glory.

He may have to fight Messi for the limelight if he joined but there is certainly a lot of appeal in Paris for a star like Ronaldo.

Sporting Lisbon

This would be the ultimate return home for Ronaldo and a fitting way to end his career – at the club where it all started.

The forward only has 31 appearances for Sporting to his name due to his move to United and he may be keen to add to that tally.

Sporting are flying high currently too – they are unbeaten in 11 league matches this campaign after winning Liga Nos last season.

And with Ronaldo in their ranks they would be able to increase their domestic dominance while also increasing their chances of achieving success in European.

Inter Miami

Ronaldo would not be the first global superstar to ditch one of the world's biggest clubs for a stint in MLS.

Inter Miami owner David Beckham did exactly the same thing and would love the chance to have Ronaldo in his side.

Miami struggled this season – failing to make the play-offs despite the high profile arrivals of Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain, a former team-mate of Ronaldo's.

But although CR7 could be approaching the twilight of his career he may still feel he has a few more years left at the top level before moving across the pond.

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