Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is thought to be open to selling Cristiano Ronaldo before the transfer window slams shut on September 1, according to reports.
Goldennewsng report that The Portugal international has worried team-mates with his behaviour since linking up with the rest of the squad, having missed pre-season. And he’s been unable to find the net in matches against the likes of Brighton and Brentford so far.
Ten Hag has previously been keen to keep hold of Ronaldo, despite the 37-year-old’s desire to leave for a team playing in the Champions League.
But The Athletic say the 52-year-old is now open to cutting the veteran loose, even if it would leave the club short on players up top.
United have already lost Edinson Cavani this summer, while Mason Greenwood remains unavailable for selection having last featured in a 1-0 win over West Ham back in January.
And, now, Ronaldo could be about to be shown the door.
The report says there are days where the Portugal international eats lunch alone in the Carrington training complex canteen, isolating himself from his team-mates.
It’s also claimed he’s been seen flapping his arms about in training, while also attempting to argue against Ten Hag’s high-pressing approach.