Atletico Madrid fans reveal ANTI-Cristiano Ronaldo banner at pre-season game amid transfer link for Man Utd star

ATLETICO MADRID fans have revealed an anti-Cristiano Ronaldo banner at a pre-season game.

The Spanish club’s supporters have made clear where they stand on the 37-year-old amid rumours suggesting he could move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid fans unveiled the banner away Numancia as they rejected Ronaldo

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Atletico Madrid fans unveiled the banner away Numancia as they rejected RonaldoCredit: Twitter

The Portuguese star is desperate to play Champions League football this season

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The Portuguese star is desperate to play Champions League football this seasonCredit: AP

The banner was unveiled only hours after fans released a venomous statement regarding the potential arrival of Ronaldo.

The large sign could be seen at their pre-season game at Numancia, which simply reads “CR7 not welcome”.

Dozens of fans can be seen holding the banner in the away end as Atletico followers rail against the Real Madrid superstar.

Earlier a statement from fan group Union Internacional de Penas del Atletico de Madrid said the player did not align with their values.

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tweet read: “Given the possibility that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is more than just a rumour we express our absolute rejection of any hypothetical incorporation into our club.

“The aforementioned player represents the antithesis of the values that are the hallmarks of our Atleti, such as effort, generosity, simplicity and humility.

“Even in the unlikely event that a player in decline such as Cristiano Ronaldo could secure a title; we would not accept his signing.

“The sense of belonging to our Atletico is not something that is within his reach, to his misfortune, so he could never achieve our affection or recognition.

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“Therefore, we ask the club to reject his possible signing, if he has ever been considered.”

Atletico president Enrqiue Cerezo recently ruled out a potential switch for Ronaldo due to their intense rivalry with Los Blancos.

He told COPE: “I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid.

“It’s definitely not true. It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid.”

Earlier this month reports suggested the Manchester United attacker was Diego Simeone’s no1 priority.

Ronaldo has told the club he wants to leave in pursuit of Champions League football.

But senior club figures tried to change his mind yesterday with crunch talks after the star returned from Portugal.

Earlier today, Ronaldo watched on from the sidelines at Carrington as United played Wrexham in a pre-season friendly.

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