EPL Man United, Ten Hag make decision on Ronaldo’s future after 6-3 defeat to Man City. After their dismal 6-3 loss to city rivals Manchester City on Sunday, Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag have made an early decision about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club.
The veteran forward will be permitted to depart Old Trafford during the January transfer window, as determined by the Red Devils and their manager.
The former goal machine for Real Madrid and Juventus tried to leave the team during the summer, but United was hesitant to let him go.
Given that he has started just one of the team’s first seven Premier League games, the 37-year-old striker’s career at Old Trafford now appears to be in jeopardy.
According to The Telegraph, the club and the management have now decided to let the football legend to go if a suitable opportunity arises.
The article claims that despite getting little playing time under Ten Hag, the Portugal captain believes he will depart Old Trafford before the end of the current campaign.
Ronaldo has maintained his composure despite being benched for Sunday’s 6-3 loss by Manchester City against United at the Etihad Stadium.
Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, reportedly tried to recruit Ronaldo last summer but was thwarted by Thomas Tuchel, the outgoing manager. The article was updated to include the possibility that the Blues will explore a Ronaldo acquisition this winter.
It is said that Ronaldo turned down a definite offer from Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia that was worth more than £200 million.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich were also offered Ronaldo, but none of the four teams expressed an interest.
The 37-year-old attempted to quit United in the summer in order to sign with a Champions League team, but nothing came of it.