Manchester United are reportedly ready to release Cristiano Ronaldo in January if he cannot be sold following his antics at Tottenham’s game on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford before the end of the 2-0 win over Spurs, an act that disgusted many viewers and Erik ten Hag vowed to “deal with” the situation in due course.
On Thursday night, United issued a statement that Ronaldo would not be part of their matchday squad for Saturday’s clash at Chelsea.
It’s looking increasingly likely that the Portuguese striker has already played his last game for the Red Devils and United are reportedly considering cutting losses on their former star player.
I report that the club will terminate the 37-year-old’s contract if his agent Jorge Mendes is unable to find a new team for him in the January transfer window.
Ronaldo tried to leave Manchester in the summer after United failed to qualify for the Champions League and has been linked with a variety of clubs including Chelsea, Sporting Lisbon, Roma and several Saudi Arabian sides.
However, nobody in Europe was ready to take on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and his massive salary demands, so he stayed at Old Trafford.
But he hasn’t found life under Ten Hag easy, as the manager mostly benched Ronaldo, including for the Tottenham clash, and when he played he struggled to find the back of the net, and only once from the open game hit 12 games.
Despite all of that, Ronaldo has vowed to up his game and apologized for his actions on Instagram.
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