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Ronaldo’s Man Utd row: Gamers anticipate exit after World Cup

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Manchester United gamers don’t anticipate Cristiano Ronaldo to be a part of the squad when the Premier League resumes, sources have instructed ESPN.

Membership bosses have been discussing the 37-year-old’s future at Outdated Trafford after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.

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Co-chairman Joel Glazer, soccer director John Murtough, chief govt Richard Arnold and supervisor Erik ten Hag held a gathering on Monday whereas United have additionally sought authorized recommendation about how finest to unravel the difficulty.

Ten Hag, in accordance with sources, believes he can’t work with Ronaldo once more after the striker stated that he “would not respect” the Dutchman, and has communicated that view to the Glazers, Arnold and Murtough.

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Sources have additionally instructed ESPN that almost all of the squad don’t consider there’s a manner again for the Portugal worldwide, notably as a result of Ten Hag has taken such a hardline on squad self-discipline since taking up as a supervisor in the summertime.

Ronaldo was among the many United gamers reprimanded in July after they had been pictured leaving early throughout a preseason pleasant with Rayo Vallecano.

He was then suspended by Ten Hag in October for refusing to seem in its place towards Tottenham Hotspur and missed the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Different gamers have additionally fallen foul of Ten Hag’s guidelines — sources have instructed ESPN they’re far stricter than these imposed by predecessors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick — together with teenager Alejandro Garnacho, who missed crew conferences in the course of the preseason tour of Thailand and Australia as a result of he was jet-lagged.

Sources have instructed ESPN that Ronaldo apologised to his teammates for refusing to play towards Spurs, however was left confused by Ten Hag’s resolution to place him on within the closing moments regardless of saying it might have been disrespectful to introduce him as a late substitute in the course of the 6-3 defeat to Manchester Metropolis three weeks earlier.

Ronaldo, in accordance with sources, was additionally upset at Ten Hag’s resolution to ban him from the primary crew dressing room whereas being ordered to coach alone within the aftermath of the 2-0 win over Tottenham and needed to resort to asking one of many membership’s younger gamers to retrieve his trainers.

United will wait to find the complete extent of Ronaldo’s interview earlier than making a last resolution on his future. He has a contract till the summer time, plus an possibility to increase his deal till June 2024.

The previous Actual Madrid and Juventus man is making ready for the World Cup with Portugal, who kick off their marketing campaign in Qatar towards Ghana on Nov. 24.

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