Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, will allow Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club when the transfer window opens in January.
Ronaldo was desperate to leave Old Trafford during the summer transfer window but failed to secure a move away, despite the efforts of super agent Jorge Mendes.
This season, the 37-year-old has started a lot of matches from the bench.
The Portugal captain, who’s said to have remained highly professional during his predicament, hopes that a strong showing at the World Cup in Qatar this winter will tempt a Champions League club to sign him when the window reopens shortly after the tournament’s conclusion.
If a suitable offer arrives, then it’s believed that Old Trafford chiefs will wave goodbye to their legendary No.7 after less than 18 months back in Manchester.
Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure whilst sat on the bench during the Red Devils’ 6-3 mauling at the hands of bitter rivals City in Sunday’s Manchester derby. Despite making all of his five available substitutions, Ten Hag opted not to bring Ronaldo on “out of respect” for his “big career.”