Ronaldo stormed off the pitch and appeared to refuse to clap the travelling supporters, unlike the majority of his team-mates.
United have repeatedly insisted that Ronaldo is not for sale and will be part of their squad for the entire 2022-23 season. The Portugal captain has received very few offers from other clubs despite being offered out to the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG.
However, reports on Tuesday suggest that the Premier League club’s stance on shifting Ronaldo could soften. Sky Sports have claimed that Ten Hag could decide to sanction a departure if the Dutchman feels that Ronaldo’s exit would be better for the club culture.
United had wanted to keep Ronaldo due to his excellent form last season, in which he was the club’s best player and scored 24 goals across all competitions. Ten Hag has very few alternative options within his squad that can register similar numbers and will almost certainly want a replacement if the star ends up leaving.