Erik ten Hag has reportedly had a change of heart over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United and is currently open to letting him leave the club.
The 37-year-old’s future at old Trafford has been one amongst the hot topics in football since he declared his intention to quit the club earlier in the summer following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Ten Hag, who became the club’s 1st manager in 101 years to lose his 1st 2 games following their 4-0 defeat at Brentford on saturday, had wanted Ronaldo to stay a part of his plans for this season.
But The Athletic claimed the 52-year-old has currently changed his mind and is open to letting Ronaldo leave, citing his difficult reintegration back to the squad when he missed most of pre-season due to family reasons.
The report said that since returning to the fold, there are days wherever Ronaldo sits by himself during lunch at the canteen at their Carrington training ground.
The same outlet reports there have also been instances of him wave his arms concerning in coaching and trying to argue against the high-pressing approach implemented by ten Hag.
Sportsmail disclosed that while Ronaldo is alleged to be training well, he exchanged words with 10 Hag’s No 2, Steve McClaren, at the final whistle when refusing to applaud United’s travelling fans, and there’s a feeling that his mood has a negative result on the dressing room.
The Athletic insists United can only consider selling the portugal international if they’ll recruit within the forward areas, that want} found beyond difficult this summer and their need has been exacerbated by Anthony Martial’s injury.
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