The coach of Manchester United,Eric Ten Hag has held a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough on Monday to discuss the fallout from Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan.
Ten Hag, believes Ronaldo has gone too far in his criticism of the club and the fact that he “doesn’t respect” the United coach
Ronaldo has a contract worth more than £500,000-a-week until the end of the current 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 told ESPN 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.
Sources have told ESPN that Ten Hag is still of the opinion that a fit and motivated Ronaldo can help his team during the second half of the season when United hope to be challenging in four competitions.
But he has told club bosses that he is not willing to sacrifice unity within the squad to accommodate the Portugal international and is prepared to see him out of the club even if a replacement cannot be secured in the January transfer window.