‘Man United co-owner Joel Glazer does NOT want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo’ – even though Erik ten Hag is happy to let the club’s unstable legend go before the transfer window closes
- Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer is against selling Cristiano Ronaldo
- The 37-year-old’s future at Old Trafford has been up in the air since last season
- Erik ten Hag had been adamant the 37-year-old would not leave Old Trafford
- Ronaldo’s difficult reintegration into the squad changed Ten Hag’s mind
Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer remains against selling superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, although boss Erik ten Hag is open to selling the striker.
The 37-year-old’s future at Old Trafford has been up in the air since he declared his intention to leave the club earlier this summer following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Erik ten Hag, who became the club’s first manager in 101 years to lose his opening two games after their 4-0 hammering away at Brentford on Saturday, remained adamant throughout the transfer window that Ronaldo is continuing to do part of his plans.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Man United is in doubt since he announced his intention to quit
Recent reports have suggested that the former Ajax boss could now be ready to let the former Real Madrid star leave Old Trafford.
The owners have different ideas and are the ones who have resisted all efforts to sell Ronaldo so far this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.
The same outlet suggests United have denied a report from the weekend that they may terminate Ronaldo’s contract and sources insist the club’s stance that the striker is not for sale is not for sale. has not changed.
Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer (right) remains against selling Cristiano Ronaldo
Glazer sanctions every move to United and he’s intervened in the past – so he could do it again.
It comes after The Athletic claim ten Hag has now had a change of heart and is ready to let Ronaldo go, citing his difficult reintegration into the squad after missing most of pre-season for family reasons.
It has been said that there were days when Ronaldo sat alone during lunch in the canteen at their Carrington training ground.
United boss Erik ten Hag has now had a change of heart and is ready to let Ronaldo go
There were also instances where he waved his arms during training and tried to oppose the pressing approach Ten Hag implemented.
Sportsmail understands that while Ronaldo is training well, he exchanged words with Ten Hag number 2 Steve McClaren at the final whistle after refusing to applaud traveling United fans, and there is a feeling that his mood has a negative effect on dressing. bedroom.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has been working on an exit plan for his client, but Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have each walked away from a move for the veteran striker.
United, however, would have few options up front if they let him go after failing to sign another striker to slot into Ten Hag’s plans for a front three.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games for United last season while Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho scored just five each. Anthony Martial has been sent on loan to Sevilla in La Liga.
It could be a blow unless United can somehow tempt a new striker at Old Trafford who can provide the goals they could potentially lose from Ronaldo.