Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy with his position at Manchester United. Manager Erik ten Hag will agree to leave as early as January if a satisfactory offer comes in.
- Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave the ranks of Manchester United in the summer
- Ultimately, the Portuguese stayed at the club, although manager Erik ten Hag is not particularly keen on him
- The 37-year-old is unhappy in a reserve role, so he will be free to leave in January
Ten Hag will not keep the Portuguese
In the summer, Cristiano Ronaldo caused quite a stir. He thumbed his nose at the thought of continuing to play for Manchester United, desiring a move to a club that would guarantee his participation in the Champions League. The player’s agent spent a long time looking for a suitable team for him, but everyone gave up on the possibility of acquiring the Portuguese representative. Ultimately, he remained at Old Trafford for the current season, although his situation in the team is not to his liking.
Manager Erik ten Hag recently argued that due to the turmoil of the summer break, Ronaldo is not properly prepared to play. There are also claims that such treatment of the legendary footballer is aimed at creating respect among the other players. The 37-year-old has appeared in six Premier League matches, although only once from the first minute. In the derby against Manchester City, he didn’t even get up from the substitutes’ bench, which poured a spell of bitterness.
Ronaldo hopes that by the start of the World Cup in Qatar his position at the club will have changed, as he wants to go to the World Cup in the best possible shape. So far it doesn’t look like it, so the media are already reporting on his next steps.
The Portuguese’s contract runs until June 30, 2023. It is possible that he will want to leave the ranks of the “Red Devils” as early as January, and this Hag does not intend to stand in his way. If only a satisfactory offer comes in, the two men’s paths will part.