Speaking to Daily Mail, Man United great Teddy Sheringham has argued that parting of the ways would be of benefit to both Cristiano Ronaldo and the club.
“I half saw it coming,” Sheringham said referring to Ronaldo’s desire to leave United.
“People are saying shall Ten Hag build his team around Ronaldo, but if he wants to go he goes. That opens up a whole new corridor for United.
“You could get in two or three players on that sort of wage and that is a lot of money they could spend each month.
“Life goes on, he wants to go and play somewhere else so get players in that you know who are going to be strong and stable throughout the season.
“Ronaldo will have been watching what has been going on, he will feel the vibes from how it was in Fergie’s time and how the club is being run now and he’ll get the vibes that he does not like what he is seeing going on.
“If you stand still in football you fall and maybe Ronaldo sees the same. Where is that big signing coming from?
“If I’m Ronaldo now I’m saying go on then United, excite me…what are you doing in the transfer market.
“Ronaldo has got maybe another year or two years max at the top level and he deserves to enjoy his football at the top of his game.”
It has been reported that United are preparing for life without Ronaldo – even though they publicly state that the striker is not for sale.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, is yet to find the club that would meet all of his requirements, including the Champions League and a less pressing-dependent playing style.