There are reports that the Manchester United striker could be looking for a new team.
Manchester United are said to be exploring the possibility of sacking Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo also said he didn’t respect Ten Hag, who he said deliberately provoked a reaction from him in that game against Tottenham Hotspur when the No.7 infamously refused to come off the bench and came off the floor whirlwind. Ronaldo also had a dig at Ten Hag predecessor, Ralf Rangnicksaid the club had stood still during his 12-year absence, criticized young players and former United team-mates and hinted he may have played his last game for the Red Devils.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that United are seeking legal advice as they assess Ronaldo’s future at the club. In a statement Friday, the club said“Manchester United have initiated appropriate action this morning in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview. We will not comment further until this process has been completed.”
But several outlets, including the daily mail, report that United have “begun the legal process for the effective sacking of Ronaldo”. They report that United believe there are grounds for dismissal and that his contract could essentially be torn up, with no compensation for the 37-year-old.
If that happened, Ronaldo would be free to join a new team after the World Cup, although that would of course be determined by Portugal’s success in Qatar. We’ve taken a look at what the bookies think and who are the favorites to be Ronaldo’s next club…