Ronaldo will remember Saturday’s Premier League match Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after being dropped by manager Erik ten Hag as a punishment for refuse to play came on as a substitute in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.
Was criticized by Ten Hag in July for going home in a pre-season friendly Rayo Vallecano At Old Trafford, Ronaldo’s latest indiscipline raised the prospect of Portugal international left United in January.
But sources have revealed to ESPN that United’s hierarchy, led by American bosses, the Glazer family, has been ready to get rid of Ronaldo since he made it clear he wanted to leave the club in summer.
Sources say United, who signed Ronaldo worth €15m from Juventus in August 2021, have not been looking for a fee for the player in the hope that another club will be willing. got his £500,000-a-week contract.
But aside from interest from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal, United have not made any inquiries about Ronaldo, with ambitious and well-funded teams in Turkey appearing undeterred by the prospect The scene signed a player who scored his club’s goals to 700 with him. Strike Everton in the first day of this month.
Sources have said there is hope at Old Trafford that clubs could become potential options for Ronaldo if he enjoys a fruitful World Cup with Portugal in Qatar next month. And with six months remaining on his United contract, there is also the possibility of Ronaldo being loaned out in January if another club is willing to agree a deal to pay part of his salary.
But with his 38th birthday approaching in February and only two goals in all competitions for United this season, Ronaldo is struggling to attract interest from clubs that could give him a way. exit Old Trafford in January.