Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United team-mates don’t expect the wantaway forward to be a part of the squad when the Premier League resumes.
United have been discussing Ronaldo’s future at the club following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan and could have the grounds to terminate his deal.
Clips of Ronaldo’s conversation with Morgan have been dropping on social media all week and there are more expected to come before the full interview is released.
During the clips that were aired on Sunday evening, Ronaldo was heard accusing Erik ten Hag and the United executives of trying to force him out of the club.
Ronaldo also launched an astonishing attack on United’s former manager Ralf Rangnick, claiming the 64-year-old’s ‘not even a coach’.
Sportsmail previously reported how Ronaldo’s team-mates were ‘hugely disappointed’ in the 37-year-old, who told United he wanted to leave in the summer.
They felt he has disrespected the club and the current manager by speaking in the way that he did during the interview with Morgan.
Sources are now stating that his team-mates don’t want him to return to training at United after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The ‘majority’ of the squad have reportedly sided with Ten Hag and they believe reconciliation between the manager and the player is off the cards.
The United hierarchy, comprising of Joel Glazer, Richard Arnold, John Murtough and Ten Hag, have been discussing how to deal with the situation.
They have reportedly taken legal advice about how the should proceed with the 37-year-old forward.
Sportsmail previously reported how United could terminate his contract due to a ‘material breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence’.
Simply put, the 37-year-old could be dismissed as United (the employer) have lost confidence in Ronaldo (the employee) to such an extent that is not feasible for him to return to work.
However, United have not confirmed their plan of action as of yet.