Ten Hag first message to Ronaldo at Man Utd amidst plan to make major changes

Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has informed the club that veteran forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of his team at Old Trafford next season, according to The Star.

The Dutchman has agreed a deal in principle to take over as permanent manager at Old Trafford this summer with major changes expected at the club.

Over ten players have been lined up to leave Old Trafford as the 52-year-old Dutchman is asking the club to allow him to control United’s transfer dealings.

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard are among the high-profile names expected to move on.

However, The Star now report that the Ajax boss has given the green light for Ronaldo to leave.

The Portuguese star sealed an emotional return to Manchester last summer, signing a two-year deal with the option of a third.

The 37-year-old has produced some more memorable moments during his second stint at the club.

But with Manchester United heading towards a fifth consecutive season without a trophy and with Champions League qualification in severe doubt, he is said to be considering his future.

A decision over his future may have already been made however with ten Hag telling United chiefs that Ronaldo’s age and ‘luxury status’ ensures he will not be part of his plans.

Ronaldo is Manchester United’s top scorer this season with 18 goals.

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