Erik ten Hag 'accepts' Man United's decision about Cristiano Ronaldo 1 month ago

Erik ten Hag 'accepts' Man United's decision about Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo wants to leave Man United this summer.

Manchester United accept that they will have to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, according to reports.

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Erik ten Hag, the new Red Devils coach, is reportedly 'planning for the future' without the club's most famous player, and 'accepts' that Ronaldo will, most likely, be sold.

The Portugal captain is currently absent from pre-season training due to a 'family issue' and it is not known when he will return to the club.

Erik ten Hag 'accepts' Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo decision.

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When reports emerged on Saturday afternoon about Ronaldo wanting to leave Old Trafford, sources within Man United stated that the player was not for sale.

However, it now appears that the Red Devils have changed their stance and are prepared to sell the 37-year-old, who has one year left on his contract.

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According to reports, Man United understand that they cannot keep Ronaldo against his will. They want to avoid a transfer saga, where the player's future becomes the main talking point ahead of the new season.

Ten Hag is said to have 'accepted' United's stance on Ronaldo, despite wanting to work with the forward.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the club are prepared to sell Ronaldo on two conditions.

They want to sell him to a team from outside the Premier League and want the buying club to take on the player's salary for the final year of his deal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Man United.

Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford to play in the Champions League next season, and he is said to be frustrated by United's lack of activity in the transfer market so far.

The former Real Madrid forward re-joined Man United last summer from Juventus, having originally played for the club between 2003 and 2009.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games last season, but couldn't prevent the Red Devils from recording their worst ever Premier League campaign.

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Jorge Mendes, his agent, is said to have met with Barcelona and Chelsea as he seeks to find his client a new team.

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