Erik Ten Haag says he wants Ronaldo out of Manchester United squad

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has told senior officials that Cristiano Ronaldo should not play for the club again, according to ESPN.

Ten Hag met with co-chairman Joel Glazer, CEO Richard Arnold, and football director John Murtough on Monday to discuss the fallout from Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

Ten Hag, who is not in Manchester but delayed the start of a family holiday to deal with the issue, believes Ronaldo has gone too far in his criticism of the club and the revelation that he “doesn’t respect” the United boss.

United found out about the interview in the hours after the dramatic 2-1 over Fulham on Sunday. And are now taking legal advice about how best to deal with the situation.

Ronaldo has a contract worth more than £500,000-a-week until the end of the season, but there is a feeling at Old Trafford that it will be almost impossible to reintegrate the 37-year-old into the squad after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Sources have said a number of senior players are furious at the timing of the striker’s outburst with parts of the interview first made public just hours after teenager Alejandro Garnacho had scored a stoppage-time winner against Fulham.

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