Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is free to leave the club during the January transfer window if a suitable offer arrives on the table, according to reports emanating from England.
The Portuguese was determined to leave the Red Devils earlier this summer as he was keen to play Champions League football for a 20th straight campaign.
However, manager Erik ten Hag and United were clear that he was not for sale, while the 37-year-old did not receive any concrete offers from a Champions League side.
The £18 million-rated star has since made just one Premier League start which came in the 4-0 humbling at Brentford. Ten Hag is now prepared to let him go in the New Year.The Dutch tactician recently left Ronaldo on the bench for the 6-3 loss to Manchester City ‘out of respect for his big career’, and the forward is now hoping for a January exit. The Dutch tactician recently left Ronaldo on the bench for the 6-3 loss to Manchester City ‘out of respect for his big career’, and the forward is now hoping for a January exit.
Marcus Rashford has been Ten Hag’s preferred option up front, with Ronaldo being the regular back-up. However, Ronaldo’s position could change with Anthony Martial’s return.
Martial missed the early part of the campaign with a couple of injuries, but the Frenchman made his mark in the Manchester derby at the weekend, scoring two goals off the bench.