Ten Hag tells club chiefs: I don't want Ronaldo to play for Man Utd again

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has told club chiefs he doesn’t want Cristiano Ronaldo in his dressing room.

ESPN says Ten Hag has delayed his family holiday in the fallout from Ronaldo’s astonishing interview and has demanded that the 37-year-old never play for the club again.

The Dutchman feels Ronaldo has gone too far in his criticism of the club and against himself, and held a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough to express his views on Monday.

It’s also said that a number of players are “furious” at the timing of the striker’s outburst which first came to light on Sunday, feeling it took away from their victory just hours earlier.

Though Ten Hag still feels a motivated Ronaldo could contribute in a positive manner during the second-half of the season, he is ‘not willing’ to sacrifice unity within the squad by keeping the Portuguese international.