Incoming Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has been told he must sack three ‘trouble makers’- Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire, if he is finally announced as the next permanent manager at Old Trafford.
This advice is coming from no other than Rene van der Gijp, a former Netherlands international.
Ten Hag, who is currently with Ajax, has already been interviewed by United’s hierarchy at the start of the week.
The interview was reported to have ended on a ‘positive’ note, with the 52-year-old detailing his philosophy and vision for the club.
Other managers in United shortlist are Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla boss, Julen Lopetegui and Spain boss, Luis Enrique.
Ten Hag, who is a front runner among the others, has been told he will face some considerable challenges from Ronaldo, Pogba and Maguire should he land the United job.
“He just needs to get rid of those troublemakers. Ronaldo, Pogba, Maguire,” Gijp said on Vendaag Inside.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reported during the week that two clubs who competed in the Champions League this season are also interested in ten Hag.
World Cup qualifier: Ronaldo reacts as Portugal advances after latest victory
Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his teammates to continue to work hard and remain focused after beating Turkey 3-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Thursday to advance one step closer.
The win over Turkey means Portugal are now one step away from sealing their ticket to Qatar, the venue to host the 2022 World Cup.
Three goals from Diogo Jota, Matheus Nunes, and Otavio Monteiro ensured Portugal defeated Turkey.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle, Ronaldo wrote: “The first step has been taken towards our great objective, towards the 2022 World Cup. Nothing is won, nothing is achieved. We have to continue to work in a serious and focused way, respecting the opponent but always believing in our abilities. Power Portugal! Go to Qatar!”
Ronaldo and his teammates will play the World Cup Qualifier final on March 30 against North Macedonia, who defeated Italy.