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Man Utd to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave in January transfer window with Erik ten Hag showdown talks set for Monday

MANCHESTER UNITED will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave in the January transfer window, according to reports.

But first he will sit down for crunch talks with Erik ten Hag on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United in January
Erik ten Hag will sit down with the No7 on Monday

Ronaldo, 37, caused fury last Wednesday when he refused to come on as a late substitute against Tottenham.

He then walked down the tunnel and left Old Trafford before the full-time whistle blew.

He was slapped with a ban by Ten Hag – forcing him to sit out of yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea – and fined £720,000 with SunSport revealing he may well have played his last game for the Red Devils after burning bridges with any remaining allies at the club.

Ronaldo is under contract until the end of the season, but the Mirror report United are keen to get him off the books as soon as possible.

However, that >Chelsea are reportedly considering a swoop.

SunSport revealed it would cost the Old Trafford side £10million to rip up his contract early due to his mammoth £360,000-a-week wages.

Ten Hag wants to see evidence of genuine remorse and an apology before allowing Ronaldo to rejoin first-team training.

The pair are set to sit down for a meeting to discuss the next steps.


But Gary Neville wants United to push Ronaldo out and allow Ten Hag to focus on a the rest of the hungry, young and committed squad.

The former right-back said in a blazing row with Roy Keane: “I hope he leaves next week so they (Ronaldo and Ten Hag) can shake hands.

“I hope he leaves next week and says to the club thank you very much and the club says to him thank you very much and then he goes and finds a new club because I’d like to see him go and play until he’s 42 scoring a thousand goals…

“End it this week or create a truce to get to the World Cup and then end it. Because this has to end.

“There aren’t many Manchester United fans who would now have Ronaldo in their starting eleven.

Manchester United are a better team without him – they score more goals without him and they win more points without him.”

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