Date: 21st October 2022 at 11:00am
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Manchester United will be without Cristiano Ronaldo when they travel to London to face Chelsea on Saturday, with the forward having been ousted from the squad for the fixture. 

United confirmed in an official club statement that the Portuguese would not be involved in the game, shortly after he had walked down the tunnel before the final whistle in The Red Devils’ 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

It has now emerged that United boss Erik ten Hag is furious at the forward’s actions and wants him out of the club.

According to The Sun, the Dutchman wants the player out of the club as soon as possible.

Ronaldo was an unused substitute during the match, and it has now been reported that the star refused to come on in the second half.

The report claims that the 37-year-old may have played his last game for the club as United are even considering terminating the player’s contract.

The Portugal international has been training alone since Thursday and won’t rejoin first team group training until after their match against Chelsea.

Ronaldo’s time at United could be coming to an end

It is also suggested that the player will incur a fine for refusing to be substituted on, which will reportedly be a staggering £720,000, the equivalent of two weeks’ wages.

If United decide not to terminate the player’s deal, Ten Hag is reportedly insistent that he is sold in January.

Ronaldo’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season anyway, but the United boss is believed to be so furious that he wants him out of his squad before then.

The ex-Real Madrid man enjoyed a superb season last year, scoring 24 goals in 38 matches across all competitions, but he has struggled this term.

The player attempted to push through a move away from Old Trafford over the summer, as he looked to join a club competing in the Champions League, but he ultimately failed to attract enough interest.

Ten Hag has used the player sparingly since, with Ronaldo starting just twice in the Premier League so far this term.

United haven’t struggled without the forward, winning six of their last eight matches in the league.

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