Manchester United players don’t wait. Cristiano Ronaldo To be part of the squad when the Premier League resumes, sources told ESPN.

Club bosses have been discussing the 37-year-old’s future at Old Trafford following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.

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Co-chairman Joel Glazer, director of football John Murtaugh, chief executive Richard Arnold and manager Erik ten Haag held a meeting on Monday where United sought legal advice on how best to resolve the matter.

According to sources, Ten Haag believes he cannot work with Ronaldo again after the striker “disrespected” the Dutchman and has communicated that view to Glazers Arnold and Murtaugh.

Sources have told ESPN that most of the squad do not believe there is a way back for the Portugal international, especially since Ten Hague took over as manager in the summer and has taken a strong stance on team discipline.

Ronaldo was among the United players reprimanded after being photographed in a pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano in July.

He then refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur at Ton Haag in October and missed out on a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Other players have fallen foul of the Ten Hag rules – which sources have told ESPN are stricter than those imposed by predecessors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick – including the teenager. Alexander GarnachoHe missed team meetings during the pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia because he was jet-lagged.

Sources told ESPN that Ronaldo apologized to his team-mates for refusing to play against Spurs, but was confused by Ten Hag’s decision to put him on at the last minute, despite saying it was disrespectful to introduce him as a late substitute in the sixth round. -3 defeat to Manchester City three weeks ago.

Sources have suggested that when Ronaldo was ordered to train alone in the 2-0 win over Tottenham, he was upset that the ten-haag was banned from the first-team dressing room and had to ask one of the club’s youngsters. Players to bring the coach.

United are waiting to hear the full extent of Ronaldo’s interview before making a final decision on his future. He is under contract until the summer, with an option to extend his contract until June 2024.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus man is preparing for the World Cup with Portugal, who will begin their campaign in Qatar in Ghana on November 24.

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