Ten Hag demands Antony as Ronaldo pushes for United exit

Manchester United might want to start planning for next season without Cristiano Ronaldo, who has reportedly told the club he wants out this summer, as it’s probably not the news Erik ten Hag wanted before his first campaign in charge.

According to The Mirror, the new manager will urge his employers to replace the unhappy 37-year-old striker with Ajax’s young Brazilian winger Antony.

Simon Mullock wrote: “United’s owners realise that the departure of Ronaldo would be greeted with fury by the fans. Ten Hag is aware of the moves that Ronaldo’s camp have been making in recent weeks. And his solution would be to sign Antony, the Sao Paulo-born livewire who will be part of Brazil’s World Cup squad this winter.”

United have already been heavily linked with a move for Antony, even when it looked like Ronaldo would be staying, and he is not a player I can see replacing the Portuguese veteran as a centre-forward.

On top of that, Ten Hag doesn’t have many options in the squad to replace Ronaldo after Edinson Cavani left the club. Can he rely on Marcus Rashford who is going through a difficult patch in his career or is it time to call on either Amad Diallo or Facundo Pellistri?

United reiterated the stance they took last week when it emerged that Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes had a meeting with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly about a potential move by saying he’s not for sale.

But there is no point keeping a player if he wants to leave.

Let us know in the comments section how you would feel about Ronaldo leaving a year into his contract?

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  1. If Ronaldo wants to go, please let him do so. Signing him was a huge mistake. Yes he scored a lot of goals but the whole had to slow down their play to accommodate him and you wonder what happened to Sancho and even Rashford? Without Ronaldo we will have more fluidity and mobility.

  2. Allow him to leave, just get Antony and a very strong midfielder who is extremely good in distributing passes and a very sound centreback

  3. Just let him leave his old enough we want the young players who have more energy if they keep they will make a mistake again the same thing happen last season it will happen those young players they won’t be happy because their under his shadows

  4. Let him go.a season before his return we scored 78 goals in the names of Bruno martial rash n mason.u kno y? The kids used to play as a team which has not bn the case this season.we shall farewell.forcing him to stay ts the glazers greed fr money not football

  5. I think CR7 can leave, it was his coming that distabilised the players and the entire team. Let the young players brace up so that they can take their rightful positions.

  6. Ronaldo why are you doing this u are a Manchester United legend why why if u go u will not be Manchester United legend again

  7. No one is above the club, players come n players will also go but the club will always remain. It’s not good to keep a player in a club where he doesn’t want to play. Man United will bounce back.

  8. Let him go no point keeping him if doesn’t want to be there, utd have back Ten Heg all the way or we’re doomed.

  9. Manchester united should let him go and complete Antony transfer now please

  10. Keeping Ronaldo against his wish would be a very very big mistake. Let him go and these young players will regain their confidence after being overshadowed by Ronaldo. The club is bigger than Ronaldo.

  11. This could be an own goal by CR7 fir his supposedly love of Man U and I always supported him wherever he played but this will definitely change my mind! If he wants to leave let him go then coz I’m sure under Ten Hag we’ll do well without him.

  12. Manchester made Ronaldo, through this big club he became the icon he is today. With his return one thought he would be an asset for the club that made him but it is clear now he was just in it for fame and to destabilize the club. He is not bigger then the club. So good riddance

  13. Ronaldo is good player and a goal scoring machine I know with out no champion league football next season is causing all this dilemma of quitting Manchester for champion league football is ok let him go he left the red devil for twelve years he came back so if he leave again let him go but Manchester United fans will not happy especially i

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