Man Utd Players Expect Ronaldo to Leave Club, Sources Claim

Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus in 2019.
Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus in 2019. Photo by Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10152259da)

Multiple sources have claimed that Manchester United players do not expect Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at the club following the World Cup break. This comes after the 37-year-old player participated in a controversial interview with Piers Morgan in which he reveals his feelings about his second stint at the Premier League club.

Co-chairman Joel Glazer, football director John Murtough, chief executive Richard Arnold, and manager Erik ten Hag held a meeting on Monday to discuss how to approach the situation as well as debate Ronaldo’s future at the club. The club is also believed to have sought legal advice about how best to resolve the dispute.

Following Ronaldo’s claim that he doesn’t respect Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag, it is believed that ten Hag feels that he will not be able to continue working with the veteran player. It is widely known that the Dutch manager has taken a hard stance on discipline since arriving at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo was on the receiving end of ten Hag’s disciplinary action when he decided to depart early from Man Utd’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano in July. He was in the firing line yet again when he refused to come on as a substitute during the Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur in October. As a result, he was suspended for the Red Devils’ clash against Chelsea.