Erik ten Hag ‘to AX Cristiano Ronaldo as new Man Utd boss greenlights summer transfer exit’

CRISTIANO RONALDO faces a move away 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 contract.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to leave Manchester United this summerCredit: Terry Donnelly
Erik ten Hag reportedly sees no place for Ronaldo in his long-term plans

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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 Ronaldo’s age and luxury status don’t fit his long-term plan.

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

It’s a bold move by Ten Hag given the fans’ love for Ronaldo, who was also the season’s top scorer with 18 goals.

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 if United failed to qualify for the Champions League.

And with the gap to the top four widening, it looks like Ten Hag have taken matters into their own hands by giving Ronaldo the green light to leave.

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

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Antony, who currently plays under the Dutchman at Ajax, is said to top 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 that can offer him Champions League football.

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

But it remains to be seen if they fit Ten Hag’s long-term plan and if he gives the green light to strike any deals for the pair.

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