Date: 16th August 2022 at 10:50am
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave this summer to avoid disrupting the rest of his squad. 

The Portuguese has been pushing for a move away from Old Trafford all summer as he looks to secure Champions League football and the chance to compete for trophies during the latter part of his career.

The Red Devils have so far stood firm on the issue, insisting that the 37-year-old is not for sale.

In the wake of their humiliating 4-0 defeat to Brentford, though, it now appears that Ten Hag is prepared to let the five-time Ballon d’Or winner leave, according to BBC Sport.

United could now finally agree to let Ronaldo leave

The report claims that those in charge of the club have become concerned by how quickly the positive feeling around the team, generated by a successful pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, has deteriorated.

Ten Hag became the first United manager in more than 100 years to lose both of his first two matches in charge of the club, following their opening day defeat to Brighton and then their loss at Brentford.

It is said that the forward has a negative impact on the United camp and rarely communicates with his teammates, which United bosses feel is affecting the team’s performances.

Despite his staggering career goal record, Ronaldo has so far struggled to attract serious interest, although Atletico Madrid, Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea were all linked with the Portugal international.

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