The 33-year-old confessed his comments were ill-timed, but it means he enters a second straight major global tournament with his next move at club level shrouded in mystery.
And when asked about a potential departure of Ronaldo coming as a blow to the league, he added: "Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, out of 10, I'm anxious about a five or a four".
United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has long-dreamed of luring the five-time Ballon d'Or victor back to Old Trafford.
Chinese phone maker ZTE saved from brink after deal with US
Separately, Qualcomm is trying to get Chinese approval for its pending US$44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV NXPI.O . The government will suspend the 10-year ban but it can activate the ban if there are any violations.
Everton, Newcastle interested in Marcus Rashford loan
Has Rashford's goal sealed his played in starting XI? It wasn't first team against Nigeria and second team today. We sometimes forget how old he is ", Southgate said.
Scientists At MIT Create A "Psycopath" AI By Feeding It Graphic Images
In 2017, a team created Shelley , an AI that co-wrote 200 horror stories after it was trained on a collection of eerie tales. The second trial consisted of a Rorschach test where both the psychopath AI and a friendly AI had to interpret the inkblots.
The incoming Real Madrid coach has previously stated that he believes Leo Messi is the greatest soccer player in history. The celebrated footballer had rejected a "heavily bonus-based" new contract earlier this year, according to Daily Mail.
Juventus are interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin this summer but his preference is a return to Manchester United, according to reports in the Spanish media.
But while Ronaldo is ready to lead his country against Spain in their first World Cup match on Friday, Salah faces a race against time to be fit for Egypt's opener against Uruguay on the same day. No, you can't just "appreciate them both", you have to pick a side.