Erik ten Hag ‘will AXE Cristiano Ronaldo as incoming Man Utd boss gives green light to summer transfer exit’

CRISTIANO RONALDO is facing an exit from Manchester United this summer as he will not be part of Erik ten Hag’s plans.

Ten Hag has verbally agreed to take over from Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season and will sign a four-year deal.

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to leave Manchester United this summerCredit: Terry Donnelly

Erik ten Hag reportedly sees no place for Ronaldo in his long-term plans

Erik ten Hag reportedly sees no place for Ronaldo in his long-term plansCredit: PA

But he has already let United chiefs know they can sell Ronaldo.

According to the Daily Star, Ten Hag feels that Ronaldo’s age and luxury status are not suited to his long-term plan.

That means Ronaldo is free to leave less than a year after making a stunning return to Old Trafford.

It is a bold move from Ten Hag given the fans’ love for Ronaldo, who has also top-scored this season with 18 goals.

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Paris Saint-Germain and Roma have previously been linked with a move for CR7, who reportedly met with agent Jorge Mendes last month to discuss his future.

Previous reports suggested Ronaldo would push for a move if United failed to qualify for the Champions League.

And with the gap to the top four growing wider it appears Ten Hag has taken matters into his own hands by giving Ronaldo the green light to leave.

A number of players have been linked with transfers to United since it became apparent Ten Hag would take over.

Antony, who currently plays under the Dutchman at Ajax, is said to be at the top of a shortlist of stars.

Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is another target after impressing with 32 goals this season, but the Uruguayan only wants to move to a team who can offer him Champions League football.

United are also eyeing RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku and Everton’s Richarlison to replace the goals Ronaldo provided.

But it remains to be seen whether they fit Ten Hag’s long-term plan and whether he gives the go-ahead to complete deals for the pair.


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