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‘Rip up his contract’ – Simon Jordan tells Man Utd to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract

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Simon Jordan has advised Manchester United to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract because he will be leaving next summer.

Stuart Pearce, a former player for England, thinks the Red Devils should let the 37-year-old go in January after his recent altercation with Erik ten Hag.

Man Utd and Cristiano Ronaldo saga

Ronaldo walked down the tunnel before the final horn last week after refusing to come off the bench in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham.

The moment the Portugal international decided against making a substitution appears to be captured on leaked video, when he is seen waving his finger at Ten Hag while sitting on the bench.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was benched by United for Saturday’s 1-1 away draw at Chelsea as a result of his early exit.

Ronaldo returns to training

He arrived at United’s Carrington training facility on Tuesday in preparation for a confrontation with Ten Hag over a potential comeback.

For the team’s Europa League matchup against Sheriff on Thursday, the former Real Madrid forward might be called back to the lineup.

Ronaldo will likely remain a United player through the end of the current campaign, according to Ten Hag.

Terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract?

Jordan, however, is of the opinion that United should cancel his contract.

Speaking on the White and Jordan Show, he said: “I would absolutely – in terms of being serious – I would consider ripping up his contract if it continued in the same vein.

“Because they paid what, £15million/£16m for him, right? So he’s two years into a contract, that’s left on their balance sheet about £4m/£5m, it’s a non-decision.

“If he wants to go and the problems are still there, and it’s not a circle that you could square, what’s the aggregation value?

“Some would say the share price might depreciate, I don’t think so. Some might say they might lose shirt sales, I’m not sure.

“I think the bottom line is, is that if it were the same problems that we’re encountering now as we’re led to believe, it’s an exercise in futility.

“What’s the point? If your team is doing OK, United are in ascendency and the situation between Ronaldo and the club and the manager continues, it’s an exercise in futility as I have just said.

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