Date: 19th November 2022 at 12:38pm
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All eyes will be on Qatar on Sunday as the 2022 World Cup gets underway, with the hosts facing Ecuador in the tournament opener. 

England get their campaign underway on Monday with a game against Iran, and there will also be plenty of interest in Portugal’s game against Ghana on Thursday, with Cristiano Ronaldo set to play for the first time since his shock interview with Piers Morgan.

The Portuguese star criticised several aspects of current club Manchester United, including manager Erik ten Hag and owners, The Glazers.

The interview has not gone down well with The Red Devils, and Ronaldo isn’t expected to play for the club again.

With that in mind, the 37-year-old may already be plotting a move in January, and it has now emerged that he may be on his way to the US.

According to I News, MLS clubs could be among those interested in Ronaldo.

The report claims that teams in the US top flight may now be able to afford a sensational move for the forward, courtesy of a new £210 million Apple TV deal.

It is claimed that Inter Miami, which is co-owned by David Beckham and managed by Phil Neville, could be one realistic destination for the ex-Juventus man.

Beckham and Neville are both former teammates of Ronaldo, although Inter Miami are also said to be considering an audacious move for Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo could be on his way to the MLS

Ronaldo rejoined United last summer and enjoyed a successful first campaign back in Manchester, scoring 24 goals across all competitions.

This term has been a different story entirely, though, with the Portugal international having spent the majority of the season so far on the bench.

The player had reportedly requested a move away from the club over the summer in a bid to join a Champions League club, but things turned really sour when he refused to be substituted on in the closing stages of United’s win over Tottenham Hotspur in October.

Ronaldo was disciplined for that fiasco, but it is now said that he isn’t welcome back at all at the club following his comments to Morgan.

A number of world stars have moved to the MLS in recent years, including Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and, more recently, Gareth Bale.

The ex-Sporting Lisbon man’s contract is set to expire at the end of the current season anyway, but United are now believed to be keen on ripping it up in January, and they have also reportedly instructed lawyers to look into the possibility of sacking the player and avoiding paying him another penny.

Over the summer, Ronaldo was linked with several clubs including Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Sporting, but he apparently failed to generate enough interest to secure a move.

He did, however, deny that this was the case during the interview, instead claiming that he had turned down a staggering £250 million offer to move to an unnamed Saudi Arabian club.

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