Cristiano Ronaldo: Erik ten Hag wants forward out of Manchester United

Erik ten Hag has told Manchester United to offload Cristiano Ronaldo as he believes the team can be stronger without the forward being part of it.

Ten Hag described Ronaldo as a ‘giant’ in one of his first interviews after he became Man United manager at the end of last season.

Although the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hadn’t started as many games as he would have wanted under the Dutchman, the former Ajax boss still insisted that the Portuguese forward remains in his plans.

However, things have obviously changed following Ronaldo’s claims during an interview with Piers Morgan.

The 37-year-old stated that he has no respect for Erik ten Hag because the manager doesn’t respect him and claimed the Dutch tactician and a few others are campaigning for his exit.

Some sources close to Manchester United have claimed that Ronaldo may have played his last game for United last two weekends against Aston Villa due to his comments.

And according to The Athletic, Ten Hag has informed the club’s hierarchy that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo out of Manchester United as he thinks United can be stronger without the drama that comes along with him.

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The same report claims that a number of Manchester United players watched the Cristiano Ronaldo interview on their phones while heading back to Old Trafford after their tight 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday night.

Man United won their last two games 4-2 and 2-1 against Aston Villa and Fulham, with Ronaldo missing both games through illness.