FED-UP Manchester United players are becoming increasingly annoyed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s antics.
A number would prefer it if he just left rather than the current impasse between player and club go on.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s stance has been questioned by some Man Utd playersCredit: Getty
Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag insists he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stayCredit: Reuters
There is growing anger amongst squad members at Ronaldo’s stance and attitude around the club.
A United source said: “It is really starting to annoy a lot of players now.
“He does have his allies in the camp but a lot are fed up with how he is going about things.”
Ronaldo wants out of Old Trafford just 12 months after his return but the club are refusing to sell.
The player believes he had a gentleman’s agreement that if United did not make it into the Champions League places he would be allowed to leave.
His agent Jorge Mendes has pleaded with Chief Executive Richard Arnold to just name his price as he has a deal on the table for Ronaldo to move to an unnamed club.
But the club owners the Glazers insist he is not for sale.
That has led to resentment on Ronaldo’s part.
He did not go on the club’s pre-season tour claiming ‘family reasons’.
He played the first half of the club’s pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano but left before the end.
New boss Erik Ten Hag described that as ‘unacceptable’ and left the player out the starting line up for Sunday’s Premier League opener at home to Brighton.
He came on in the 53rd minute but could not stop United going down to a 2-1 defeat.
Meanwhile United have pulled out of a deal for former Stoke and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic from Bologna after a £7.6million offer was rejected.
The club were also mindful of the negative fan reaction to the move for the 33-year-old.