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Majority of Man United players ‘think Ronaldo should leave in January’

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in training on November 14, 2022

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The majority of Manchester United players believe Cristiano Ronaldo should no longer play for the club, according to a report.

The majority of Manchester United players would believe that Cristiano Ronaldo set to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window following his explosive interview.

Details of Ronaldo’s chat with Piers Morgan on Talk TV were released on Sunday, and the full interview will air Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

During the exchange, among a number of other things, Ronaldo criticized the club and the head coach Erik ten Hagclaiming he ‘has no respect’ for the Dutchman.

The club’s owners, in addition to the former interim head coach Ralf Rannick and Man United’s all-time leading goalscorer wayne rooneywere also criticized by the 37-year-old.

According to Manchester Evening Newsthe majority of Ronaldo’s club teammates believe he should no longer represent the club due to his actions.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in training on November 14, 2022© Reuters

The report claims that most of the first-team squad expect the Portugal international to leave before the January transfer window closes.

Ronaldo missed Man United’s last two games before the World Cup break due to illness but has been training with his country this week as Fernando SantosThe team is preparing for the World Cup.

The striker has a contract at Old Trafford until the end of the campaign, but it now looks likely he will leave the 20-time English champions at the start of 2023.

Bruno FernandesRonaldo’s awkward exchange with Ronaldo on international duty has been played down but it’s believed there is ‘friction’ between the two players.

Meanwhile, Ten Hag has reportedly made it clear to Man United that he doesn’t want the Portuguese to represent the club again due to his explosive interview.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo pictured during training on October 26, 2022© Reuters

Bayern Munich have recently been linked with a move for the striker but it is believed there have been no talks of a move to the Allianz Arena despite recent speculation.

Meanwhile, chelsea chief Graham Potter is reportedly against a January transfer of the former Sporting Lisbon youngster amid recent speculation over a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals for the Red Devils last season on his return to the club from Juventus, but he has struggled to make his mark this term, scoring just three times in 16 appearances.

Only one of the striker’s goals this season has come in the Premier League, although the strike in question, against Everton last month, turned out to be his 700th in club football.

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