Manchester United have reached the end of their tether with Cristiano Ronaldo and want the superstar out of the club as soon as January, reports say.
Ronaldo’s apparent refusal to come on as a substitute against Tottenham before the final whistle on Wednesday saw the forward ruled out of any role in this weekend’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Now Ronaldo may have played his last game for the club if bridges cannot be built.
Ronaldo’s last visible game as a Manchester United player could turn out to be the moment he walked through the tunnel before the final whistle of the Spurs game.
The act appears to have been a riot, with widespread reports now stating that Ronaldo refused to leave the bench late in the game.
According to newspapers i and The Sun, among others, United boss Erik ten Hag has decided enough is enough and the time has come to part ways with the 37-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ronaldo’s performances in his second United stint have been mixed and amid diminishing returns, The Hag is said to want Ronaldo to move to another club in January or be out of contract. Ronaldo’s contract runs until the end of this season.
There seemed to be a dearth of suitors during the last transfer window when Ronaldo was keen on a move, so arranging a move for the former Real Madrid star may not be easy unless of course he excels with Portugal at the World Cup.