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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is ready to LEAVE Manchester United due to lack of transfer progress’

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is ready to LEAVE Manchester United this summer due to his lack of progress in the transfer market under new manager Erik ten Hag’ – with no players bought amid interest in Darwin Nunez, Frenkie de Jong and Anthony

  • Cristiano Ronaldo would consider leaving Manchester United
  • The star Portuguese striker is reportedly set to leave Old Trafford this summer
  • He is believed to be extremely frustrated with their lack of transfer success
  • Erik ten Hag took over as United manager in April, replacing Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis
  • Ex-Ajax manager is desperate to overhaul his squad with new players
  • United wanted Darwin Nunez, who joined Liverpool, and likes Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and Ajax winger Antony, but they haven’t made any signings so far.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is considering an exit from Manchester United this summer due to his lack of successful transfer business, according to reports in Portugal.

The star striker returned to Old Trafford last summer, 13 years after leaving for Real Madrid in a then-world record, but it didn’t turn out to be the glorious return he was hoping for.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games in all competitions, but the side struggled to finish sixth in the Premier League amid criticism over its impact on their pressing ability and general cohesion.

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo (above) is reportedly set to leave Manchester United this summer due to his lack of progress in the transfer market under new boss Erik ten Hag

Former Ajax manager ten Hag (pictured) took over in April and is aiming for a big team rebuild

Former Ajax manager ten Hag (pictured) took over in April and is aiming for a big team rebuild

The Portuguese veteran, 37, has a year left on his contract and he and new manager Erik ten Hag, who replaced caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick in April, have spoken enthusiastically about another season after the Dutchman set up a rebuilding of the team.

But despite interest in Darwin Nunez, who has joined Liverpool, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Ajax winger Antony, the club have yet to make a single signing.

And according to Portuguese outlet Record, a very frustrated Ronaldo is set to leave the North West side due to his apparent lack of transfer ambition.

The club and owners of Glazer (pictured) are yet to complete a transfer this summer

The club and owners of Glazer (pictured) are yet to complete a transfer this summer

And the former Sporting Lisbon and Juventus star is said to have given the club an ultimatum – ‘up your game or I leave’.

Ronaldo reportedly informed those around him that a continued lack of transfers would see him start looking for another club.

He previously told United’s website: “What I know of (ten Hag) is that he’s done a fantastic job for Ajax, he’s an experienced manager.” But you have to give it time.

The Red Devils were interested in Benfica's Darwin Nunez but he eventually joined Liverpool

The Red Devils were interested in Benfica’s Darwin Nunez but he eventually joined Liverpool

Ten Hag and United have been heavily linked with Barcelona's Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong

Ten Hag and United have been heavily linked with Barcelona’s Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong

The boss is also keen to sign Brazilian winger Antony (pictured) from the Eredivisie side

The boss is also keen to sign Brazilian winger Antony (pictured) from the Eredivisie side

“Things have to change as he wishes. I hope we are successful, of course, because if you are successful, all of Manchester is going to be successful too. I wish him the best.

“We are happy and excited, not only as players but also as supporters. I wish him the best and believe that next year we will win trophies.

Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has already turned down a move after former United boss Louis van Gaal warned him, while Derby youngster Malcolm Ebiowei reportedly spurned United in favor of Crystal Palace.

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